Friday, September 25, 2009

Apple experiments continue


Are you sick of apples yet? I still have some apples left in me and I am quite enjoying cycling through different mediums and techniques to put them on the support that I choose.

Tonight it is coloured pencil on black paper 9 x 12. I haven't used cp for awhile and am not pleased with the highlights. They're not blended enough and need to be smoother and softer. But as the piece isn't intended for sale, I won't worry about it and move on to the next piece.

There are so many views of an apple that I can have, it's mindboggling. Sliced? Just the core? A bite taken out? Multiples? Singles? I seem to have concentrated on single pieces of fruit so far. I like doing that so I can really concentrate on the form and lighting. Piles of fruit are more timeconsuming and sometimes the initial enthusiasm for the piece starts to wear off and it progresses. I wanted these studies to allow me to really examine an apple and put it on paper or canvas.

Now which medium next? What support? Stay tuned to the apple challenge....

7 comments:

DEB said...

Well, it may not be intended for sale, but this piece is definitely worthy of it! Great job!

Robyn said...

Wonderful imaginative way to present your apple, Jeanette. It has a great deal of WOW!

Jennifer Rose said...

really nice coming out of the shadows like that.
hmm clay next? hmm actually thats given me an idea

Mekeel McBride said...

I'd have to live another fifty or so lifetimes to be tired of this apple!

Jeanette said...

Thanks Deb. Funny how we are so rarely satisfied with our own work, isn't it?

I love images appearing out of darkness Robyn. It always appeals to me.

A clay apple.....hmmm, could give me an idea too...thanks Jennifer :)

Thanks Mekeel, glad you like it.

Leslie Hawes said...

Extraordinary coloring and highlights. Masterful, Jeanette!
I like working on colored background.

vivien said...

love the intense dark colour dissolving into the darkness Jeanette :>)