Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I'm not sitting under the apple tree

Several years ago I planned to sit under the apple tree and paint a branch laden with fruit--I changed my mind when I actually walked under the tree. I had seen squirrels scurrying up trees with apples and birds pecking at them on the ground; I had forgotten about insects. My en plein aire painting became an en-workshop broken branch painting--Apples on a Dropcloth, acrylic on linen/duck/canvas, 24x30--a neighbor bought it.

Always wait for these apples to turn red before eating (I learned through experience).

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful painting! We have an apple tree too and what a mess!!! Bugs, ants, squirrells and deer - all love the apple tree