Final “Still Life with Apples”

rsz_still_life_with_applesI finally took a deep breath and started mixing my acrylic paints on the palette, working fairly quickly and keeping everything somewhat wet (but not too wet, as I wanted opacity rather than translucency) with my Liquitex Palette Wetting Spray.  I left the white page where highlights were.  I created a more translucent muddy greenish-gray for the shadows the apples cast.  The apples themselves are a mixture of reds, oranges, yellows, blues and burnt sienna.  Painting in a more impressionistic style, I decided not to be hyper-realistic this time.  When I stand back, the apples seem to come to life for me.

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