Thursday, September 30, 2010

Another apple study!



My seven-year-old grandson  commented to me the other day, "Nana, all you paint is fruit!"

He's right.  It's hard to explain to him the concept of making studies.  Anyway, I had a little trouble with glare on this photo, but I think this was the best one.

I took this outside in the morning light to photograph and disturbed lots of birds gathered in the shrubbery around the bird feeder.  We have lots of titmice, cardinals and a large Mexican jay.  He's as blue as the sky.  I noticed that there's no activity around the hummingbird feeder.  We had a little cool front come through three days ago, and I guess that was their signal to head south for the winter.

7" X 9" oil on canvas panel.

12 comments:

  1. Hi Virginia - Your photograph did not post - at least on my computer. I'll come back later for a look. Linda

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  2. Yup . . . no photos posted. Will check back . . .

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  3. Thank you Linda, for letting me know. I was in too big a hurry to leave the house this morning!

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  4. Lorraine, I can't believe I did that!

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  5. I've hit that Post button without the links & images too, I know how easy it is to do! I love your fruit study, your little grandson just doesn't understand the artist way! We don't do the birdfeeders until autumn & then winter, so it's time for me to put mine out now.

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  6. Thanks, Virginia! I now know I am not the only one who does such things! LOL

    Your apple looks good. With the fallen leaf it makes a nice composition, too. All those reds are lovely!

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  7. Hi Virginia - Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. I like your work. There is something about painting fruit that makes it become so valid, so important! And there's a never ending supply of colors and shapes!

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  8. Martha, thank you for visiting and commenting. I saw your work on Fresh Paint Daily Painters. Very nice!

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  9. Nice light on the apple and I like the red touched cast shadow. My girlfriend bought a study of a pear from me. Her nephew was quite confused. He said "Is that a PEAR? Why?" We had a good laugh about it.

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  10. Nice apple, Virginia.How successful you make the edges so clear?it's fantastic.

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  11. That's funny, Claire. Thank you so much for visiting and commenting!

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  12. Sylviane, I don't know how I make the edges so clear. I used a number 8 brush. I think that I went over the edge again at the very last, because I had gotten background paint on the apple.

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