Monday, January 16, 2012
A is for Apple and That's Good Enough for Meeeeeee
Okay, apparently the cold has gone to my brain and made me a little silly. I do eat more cookies than apples, just so you know.
But yes, that is an apple. Last fall - October, I believe - my good friends Elizabeth McCrindle and Sheona Hamilton-Grant and I were interacting on Google Plus and decided on a little challenge for ourselves - to paint or draw an apple. I can't remember why, I just remember we set a deadline for November 1. When that date passed and none of us had produced anything, we said December 1. Well, that date also came and went, and since then we have mostly just joked about the state of our models. I had to replace mine in order to do this painting, but I was determined I was going to do it! So here it is, 5 x 7 oil on Raymar cotton canvas panel. In true equine artist fashion, the apple itself is reasonably painted, while the background falls shamefully short! Oh well, at least I did it!
Okay, Sheona, Elizabeth....you're up!