Apple in Water

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I’ve tried the apple one more time, this time in watercolor. I like the clarity and luminosity of the watercolor, but it lacks the depth and solidity of the oil. I don’t know which I prefer! It’s fun to try the same painting in both media. I think one helps the other.

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Apple

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We have worked harder than ever this spring to protect our apples from the squirrels, who usually eat every single one. I was so happy that we have some apples developing that I took pictures of them and painted this in oils. These apples remind me of  decorations on a Christmas tree!

It wasn’t as bright or luminous as I wanted, so I decided to experiment and paint it again with using lemon yellow instead of cadmium yellow pale hue.