Thursday, November 02, 2006

EDM 92 Draw an Apple



With the theme of harvest for Kate's Alumni group, I've drawn several apples, and I really enjoy the challenge of getting the reds just right and the roundness as full as I think the apples should be. So I found a good photo reference (it's really difficult finding time these days to sketch in daylight!! SIGH!) -- and went to work.

It took two evenings to let the watercolor dry between all the glazes I've added .. but I'm pleased with MOST of the apples. In the first sketch, I'm including all the apples as I've sketched them -- but that apple on the far left just didn't come out right and doesn't even look like an apple .. so, as suggested by others in this circumstance, I simply cropped that one from my last scan ... so only the better apples show...

Oh yes -- I really do love apples to eat, too. Our larder is in need of a grocery store visit -- apples on the menu to be sure!

19 comments:

Felicity said...

I like the idea of cropping LOL! (Mind you, with my painting skills I'd be very happy with that apple on the left!!) You capture the shine on fruit so well. Bon appetite Lin!

littlemithi said...

Wow, they are smashing ... you've got the colour/texture on the skin really beautifully ..

Nancy said...

how smooth and subtle the glazes are - they're really apple-y.

Anonymous said...

These are wonderfull...
Very nice work

Teri C said...

Absolutely beautiful Lin!! Wow or Wow!!! Great color, shape and eatableness :)

Brenda Y said...

YUMMY! I love apples and you've got the coloring down perfectly on these. The pigments you used for the stem end are VERY realistic - they have that bit-of-rough look and I know if I ran my finger over it I would feel the crinkly texture.

Anonymous said...

These apples are wonderfully round and juicy-looking. Cropping is a great idea!

Karen said...

Great job Lin,
I think this is your best watercolor so far!

Sioux said...

Lin, I think this is your best yet! It's beautiful, and I love the highlights. Great job!

Lorraine said...

Oh my goodness, the apples are incredible -- right down to the tiny details near the stem. WOW -- now I'm hungry for my favorite fruit -- yours are so lifelike I just know they are crisp and juicy like they should be!
Lorraine

Anonymous said...

Wonderful apples, Lin! They are so red, shiny and ripe looking - I think I have to bake them into a German Apfel Kuchen. These will be so sweet, I won't need to add any sugar. Yumm!

Dawn Colclasure said...

This is great work. I love it! I wish I could draw apples so well. Apples are yummy! :)

Tami said...

These are terriffic! Love the highlights and the muted cast to the fruit color! Good choice on the croping!

Terri said...

You do them SO well!! I just want to reach in, take one and CRUNCH!!

Jana Bouc said...

Oh yum. I can just hear those juicy crunch apples! Nice job on the rich colors and shiny texture. I loved what you wrote about having an artspace on EDM.

wagonized said...

Simply impressive, Lin. I couldn't do this.

Anonymous said...

Lin! This has to go on your list of "2006 Top Ten Paintings"! The deep values are just thrilling! You go girl!

Laura said...

You are SO good at painting fruit, Sweet Lin! Somehow you always get the glow and the roundedness so well!

Penny said...

Lin -- I agree with everyone else -- these apples are stunning. YOu have captured all theri colors and the highlights very truthfully!