Studying an Apple

After my page of apple drawings, I thought I would try my hand at actually looking at, and trying to paint a picture of, a REAL apple. This is my first attempt at a *proper* watercolour painting. My usual process is to do a drawing in pen, then add colour with Inktense pencils & water afterwards. This time I just used paint and resisted the overwhelming urge to add pen outlines! No, Viv, everything does not need to have its boundary marked :-). Anyway, considering that these are the cheapest of the cheap watercolours (hello, Wilkinsons!), and I have never done anything like this before, I am actually quite pleased with the result. I think this is recognisably an apple, before and after cutting:

whole apple watercolour
cut apple watercolour

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13 thoughts on “Studying an Apple

  1. Ben Naga says:

    There is a place for boundaries, for sure, but there is a place also for be boundless. You provide firm evidence here. The feelings – for both the painter and the viewer – are quite different.

  2. You skill is showing. These are really nice sketches!

  3. Excellent for a first try! They all look very juicy and ready for a bite.

  4. Definitely! You’ve really captured the subtle tones in the apple skin.

  5. Irene Brady says:

    Well, YES! It’s absolutely gorgeous! What a triumph for your first watercolor-only.

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