Wednesday, August 4, 2010

One Royal Gala Apple

One Royal Gala Apple, 5 inches by 7 inches, August 2010

After more than a few months of nothing but giant paintings, today I carved out a very small study of a single gala apple for a commission. It was fun seeing how the smallest brushes scrub out such broad and sweeping areas, and color decisions are made with the smallest flick of paint with the smallest palette knife I have. This was my morning exercise before diving into a very large painting of eleven of these royal gala apples, including this one.

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