Monday, January 11, 2010

An Apple a Day

Because it had been so long between painting sessions, I thought that perhaps it would be a good idea to work out the kinks by painting apples. They aren't as easy to paint as one might think. It's been incredibly challenging, surprisingly.

This is an 8" x 10" oil on linen painted in the upstairs studio.

An art friend of mine suggested painting these small pieces. It's totally different to make such a tiny canvas interesting (vs., of course, a larger canvas.) There's not as much surface area with which to work, obviously. Therefore, there's generally not enough room to put everything on the canvas that I normally (on a larger canvas) would put there.

This is a 6" x 6" oil on cotton canvas.

These are my fourth and fifth apple paintings within the week.

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