Monday, March 26, 2012

Apple Patch-Green Apple

Close ups

Oil on 6x6 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to The Pare Down your Apple Challenge at DPW posted by Carol Marine .
Carol said: What is the smallest amount of information that still says "apple"? Your challenge is to paint an apple - any apple - in as few areas of color as possible, and still have it read as a 3-dimensional apple.

I called this painting "Apple Patch". It may be more accurately called 'color patches'. It was educational to record the color and value shifts as the form rounded away from the light source.

Available ... If interested, contact me at kkayangel2(at)

My Etsy

Acts 3
:16 “Through faith in the name of Jesus, this man was healed—and you know how crippled he was before. Faith in Jesus’ name has healed him before your very eyes.


  1. Pour avoir de belles dents, il faut manger des pommes !
    Le contraste de couleurs est intéressant.
    Je veux bien la croquer...

  2. very nice, Dean! You is a very pretty apple!

  3. Love that gorgeous deep red background, Dean. You almost make me crave an apple (I'm so not much of a fruit eater!). I saw "Freewheeling Floral" in the thumbnail and my heart skipped a beat at its gorgeousness. Then I realized I own that painting! Oh happy day!! (It is on my fireplace mantle downstairs!)

  4. Your apples look great Dean, great selection of greens and the background really compliments the subject.
    I had to have a second go at mine as it was not "Pared" enough but one keeps learning and observing.

  5. Looks great Dean! I can really feel the form turning with this one. Nice work.

  6. Love the green and the object painted with the green a recognizable apple. Love it.

  7. Wonderful apple, Dean!!!!

  8. Great job with the challenge. I love all the texture!

  9. Good Morning Dean!... Touchdown... on this one!

    You have indeed given "Granny" life with your carefully selected brushstrokes... but kept the freshness and loose quality which captures the eye and holds it!

    Nicely done!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,

  10. A successful resolution of the challenge, perfect and beautiful apple!

  11. Martine said: For beautiful teeth, you have to eat apples!
    The color contrast is interesting.
    I'm willing to bite the ...

    Hi, Martine...There's a lot of truth in that "apple a day" phrase.

  12. Thanks, Celeste! A pleasure hearing from you.

  13. Sherry...Thanks for the kind words on the apple!
    I'm am so pleased that you still enjoy "Freewheeling Floral"! It was one of my favorites.

  14. Steinunn...Thanks for the kind words! These challenges are great!

  15. Thank you, Tim! If you can feel the form turning, I consider it a success! :)

  16. Thank you, Angela and Hilda!

  17. Thank you for your beautifully selected words, Bruce!!

  18. Jane and Carol...Thanks so much! I appreciate it!


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