Apple with Stem Still Life

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Apple with Stem – 10" x 8" – Oil on Canvas Panel

Here is my first still life applying some of the techniques I have been playing with lately. In this painting I incorporated several of the aspects I wrote about when working on the portrait from my previous post. This painting was completed over three paintings sessions incorporating several layers, ending eventually with glazes to soften and warm up the white cup and to deepen the shadows of the apple.

I came upon this apple at work, in fact I tried to steal it from my co-worker’s lunch… eventually I exchanged my apple for his apple; I just loved the stem it had and the remnant of a leaf, all dry and browned. Thanks Patrick for switching with me, I love this apple for all its quirkiness.