An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away!
oil on canvas
Completing my fun time of presenting different forms of still life.
This is a contemporary viewpoint of an ordinary, fruit and objects, still life...only this is a detail from a larger painting. (see below)
In this case, the square format, big brushstrokes and simple shapes suggesting the apples, fruit and bowl are what make it contemporary. No tight realism - this is all about the eye filling in the detail enough for the viewer to know what they are looking it.
The full painting, below, has not been finished yet. It was a demo done for The Artists Guild on a 24x24in canvas. It took less than two hours, which amazes me as I can spend much longer than that on my small, daily paintings.
I did it back in the fall when I was getting fresh apples by the bushel, right from the Nichols Apple Farm, La Luz, N.M.
My mother raised me with the old expression of an apple a day...and for good reasons I am a believer of it!