Monday, October 23, 2006

Apples and Grapes


Such a busy weekend for us -- a bit of work, visits with the grands, C having to work ... but enough time to get in a longish sketch. This was from a photo reference. I wanted to sketch a few more apples and grapes in honor of the season.. Allof our apples have been dried and placed in the freezer for holiday gifts and we just didn't have time to squeeze in a visit to the grocery store!

The rain and even cooler nights have really brightened the colors of the trees --and already some of the leaves have dropped. I spotted a few sycamore and tulip poplar with bare limbs!

(Pencil, watercolor, touch of ink done in Raffine sketchbook.)

18 comments:

seesue said...

Gives new meaning to,"pretty as a picture" doesn't it? LOL
Luchious, and I love your leaves too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lin, All of your work is wonderful. Look forward to seeing more.

Sioux said...

Oh, Lin, this is simply beautiful!!

casey toussaint said...

This is really nice. I look forward to seeing more of your work

laura said...

You always do so well with highlights on fruit! These are lovely, cara. It's odd to hear from you and my husband that it's been quite chilly there, whereas here, in a far more northerly latitude, it has been nothing but mild all month!

seastartrue said...

Lin - beautiful!

Kathy

Jana Bouc said...

Wow! These are so beautiful and appetizing. The apples look so real and shiny and apple-round and the grapes have just the right softness and low sheen to them. I'm curious if you added the ink after you painted or drew in ink and then painted?

Teri C said...

Lin, this one is added to my favorites of yours. Outstanding and wonderful!!

Terri said...

Your shading is scrumptious! Lin these are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Lin! Your colors just GLOW in this painting! Well done!

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

You outdid yourself on this one, Lin.

Lorraine said...

Oh my goodness Lin, the apples are gorgeous -- the highlights are just like polished apples sitting on a table. Great work!
Hugs and Kudos!

Penny said...

Fantastic Lin, they look so much nicer than our last season and looking tired already apples. Of course not a grape to be seen.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty. Thanks for indicating what paper and pens/pencils/watercoloryou used.
I wonder many times how people get a certain look.

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic. It inspires me to try something similar. Great work Lin.

Linda T said...

Wow, Lin, the highlights on these apples are awesome! Great picture!

Felicity said...

The highlights on the apples and those luscious colours really make them zing!

Mary Ellen said...

Oh man. These apples - esp the one on the left are Killer! Great job! Cheers! Mary Ellen