Sunday, February 03, 2008

EDM 91 and my another in my fruit series






I think this is number 6 in the series. I first painted a red delicious apple that I have peeled half way down. I hated the results, it browned so fast I had to keep adding color to the exposed part of the apple. The peel didn't hang right either, if that is possible. I then tried a granny smith and a gala cut in half. The colors were much softer and I worked on loosing some edges. I am happier with this one. The latest news out on apples is that they reduce your risk of some cancers, so an apple a day may keep the doctor away.





I ended up going to the local open air market Saturday. I thought it might get me out of my funk and Jennifer was sick of being cooped up in the house too. Randy had to work so we set out early so we could beat the approaching storm. When we arrived they had closed the streets down and they were having a Charles Dickens Feastival! Everyone there was dressed in period costumes and everyone spoke with a bad english accent! I am so glad I brought my camera because I took tons of wonderful pictures that I can't wait to paint. I will post a few, you are welcome to paint them also!

19 comments:

Shelly McC said...

Wow! Love them apples!! Brilliant painting!

Felicity said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the warmth in the colours and they match your masthead too! ;)

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

very nice painting. the colors are excellent.

Lin said...

Diane -- your apple series is AWESOME! The soft, lush colors and painting -- just everything that a watercolor should be -- brilliantly executed!!!

mARTa said...

oh I like this one! This series is really coming along nicely! I would have enjoyed Sat. morning too! I haven't been to the farmer's market in awhile!

Teri C said...

Those apples are fab!!! Great fruit series going.

Arty Velarde said...

your apples are LUCIOUS great colors
Lydia

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Your apples are gorgeous Desiree, I simply love them, beautiful colours and so rich and deep, beautiful! and now I'm going to have an apple!
ronell

Lynn said...

The apples look so luscious and juicy. Beautiful!

Desiree said...

Thanks so much for your comments, I am enjoying the series. Marta, I missed you but didn't know if you were home yet. Jenn and I had a great time and enjoyed some fresh roasted peanuts, coffee and hot chocolate.

Ann said...

Beautiful painting!

Serena said...

Beautiful painting! Love the colours ~

Ai said...

Gorgeous apples Desiree. I remember my aunt told me to soak the peeled/exposed apples to a solution of water and lime juice for a few minutes. It will slowdown the browning. I hope this work next time you do the apple again. Great pics. of the festival. I might try to draw from it.

BMoon said...

Your apple is scrumptious! You make it look so easy...

caseytoussaint said...

I think your painting is just gorgeous, Desiree! A really masterful watercolor.

E-J said...

Your apples are painted beautifully.

Helen Percy Lystra said...

I love the apples... also love the photos, especially the fellow in the top hat. He reminds me of a friend of ours... the smile is the same. I may snatch it.

Wendee said...

If I haven't said so yet, BOY!, I have really been enjoying all these luscious paintings of fruit. These are fantastic, and they look like you've been having fun doing them. Yay!

seesue said...

I cannot believe that I have not commented on your amazingly beautiful apples! You've done SUCH an excellent job on these.

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