Plein Air Still Life of Two Apples

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Two Apples – 6" x 8" Oil on Canvas Panel SOLD

This still life was painted outside on my patio. It was a beautiful day and I wanted to be outside to enjoy the weather, I just was not motivated to paint a landscape, so a still life instead was set up instead. In art instruction books they always talk about the difference in light quality and color temperature between natural light and artificial light, so even with this “book” knowledge it was a surprise to experience how the outside light was much cooler so much so that the colors of the apples seem to have a more cool-red hue than they do when setup inside. The end result of the painting was that the reds were cooler than expected and the shadows were present, however more diffused and subtle. This painting experience was a fun exercise.