|Yellow Apples and Goldenrod, 9 x 12" oil on linen panel|
The apples I used are called Pristine; one of the earliest apples to ripen here. Sweet, tart, and with a skin so thin we treat them as though they're made of glass when handling them. They bruise very easily. They're a very pale yellow, and, if hanging on the outside of the tree, can have a beautiful blush. I wanted to paint them along with some goldenrod because they're both in season now, and though they might both be called yellow, their hues are so different.
|Palette, partway through painting.|
Picking apples earlier this month. :)
Learning to look at the background color of apples to judge proper ripeness takes some time and I'm still learning. And doing lots of tasting. This sure is a good eating time of year.
|The picking bag is almost full. Time to waddle over to a crate to empty it out.|