Still Life with Two Green Apples

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Two Green Apples – 6" x 6" Oil on Canvas Panel

After painting the single apple, the composition was altered slightly to include two apples. The second apple was placed behind and to the side of the front apple so I could capture the extreme value difference of the shadow of the front apple and the highlighted area of the second apple. These transitions between light and shade were used with great affect in Dutch Still Life paintings, here is a great link to the Rijksmuseum, and the closest example I can find that depicts this specific method of perspective is the Still Life with Jug.