Monday, October 15, 2007

Fall Apples

Fall Apples
Originally uploaded by linfrye
We took the grands to the new children's museum in Raleigh yesterday, Marbles. WHAT FUN!

Fire engine and gear to dress in, boats and fishing poles, water play, shopping carts, a microphone for singing that was occupied by so many children!, school bus, ambulance, doctor's office, and more. This museum's 'toys' were scaled to the younger child than the Children's Museum in Columbia, SC. Vehicles and toys were mostly made of wood or plastic rather than metal, scale of things smaller, fewer -- the museum done with less money, but equal vision. Emily and Nick had a blast and all I can say is PawPaw and I returned home very very -- VERY tired! LOL

Still, and with a ton of internet problems as we still continue to search for any semblance of high speed and wind up knocking out the Internet with all our trials, I did manage to paint a couple of very quick apples -- trying and tryping to keep those reds pure against a possible green addition -- needed for apples -- but prone to make mud. I kept the leaves light (though they're darker in real life) to keep a 'lighter' feel to the piece.

Now it's off to work ... already ---!


Betty said...

OOOOH! Beautiful apples in wonderful colors! I am officially hungry! Great work!!

Jana Bouc said...

Congratulations! This is an absolute beauty. I love the artistic license you took of making the leaves lighter to improve the composition. The apples are so round and shiny and luscious!

Teri C said...

Beautiful apples!! Sounds like a great day with the grands. My sympathy for your ISP service because I know only too well about those problems. One of the many reasons I love AZ.

Africantapestry said...

I agree with everything Jana said...your apples are so lovely and I love how you played with refelctions on those cheeks.

Lorraine said...

What a fun day -- isn't it great to be able to do all that kid stuff and everyone thinks it's just for the grands! LOL

Your apples are incredible -- remember our first ones -- WOW -- you've come a long way baby! They look delicious! (Mine still look the old way!

Terri said...

You captured the shine and glow of an apple beautifully. :o)

Nel said...

Lin, these are just lovely.I haven't been to visit for awhile, and your work, in spite of such a busy schedule, is growing, wow!Those birches are just tremendous! You go on with your bad self!

Felicity said...

The shine on the apples is amazing, they are so realistic, they seem to lift off the paper!

Jenny said...

Your apples are beautiful, and the leaves are perfect.