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....