Every so often I go back to painting an apple in order to try and capture what else is going on: what is Appleness? What's happening when my eyes and consciousness meet this apple? What is there that isn't obvious?
Here's my latest apple, finished yesterday, painted entirely with a palette knife. My model was just one apple placed on a slanting drawing board, supported by a bit of BluTak so it wouldn't roll down. The lower apple is not another apple but the top one repeated.
Appleness Oil on canvas. 41 cm X 30 cm October 2010
And this one, painted a few years ago in the same spirit of exploration.
Yellow apple in space Acrylic on wood. 46 cm X 28.5 cm