vGot sidetracked while having lunch a couple of weeks ago. I took one apple from the refrigerator and sliced it. Saw the design possibilities so I grabbed a few more apples and started playing around with composition. Decided I liked this arrangement so I sketched it, took the sketch to the studio and this painting is the result.

It was the bright red of the apples that attracted me to them in the refrigerator so I wanted to capture that same feeling in the painting. I thought perhaps one of the best ways to do this was to use a complementary color scheme with the cool blue-green background and trim letting the warm red-orange of the apples pop.

Painting is now on it’s way to PaintWorks magazine and will be one of the step-by-step projects in an upcoming issue.