Fearless Friday, Life is just a bowl of Apples!

When you see a big bowl of shiny apples, what is your first thought?

School days…fall weather….apple pie…USA?

 

red-apples

 

When I see a bowl of apples it just makes me happy, like things are right with the world…

 

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So when I saw this magazine page, I decided to paint myself a bowl of peaceful, happy apples…

No sketch today, I just started painting shapes of color

 

apple-collage

 

When I got to this point I got a little stuck…

 

watercolor-apples

 

So decided to use some colored pencil to deepen the darks and add contrasts

 

apple-bowl-collage

 

Now I wasn’t happy with the bowl

 

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So I went back and added more watercolor

 

apple-bowl

 

This washed out and blended the pencil strokes where I didn’t want them

 

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I added leaf details, stems and shadows

 

bowl-of-apples

Life is just a bowl of apples!

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12 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Life is just a bowl of Apples!”
  1. How wonderful it must be to pick up your brushes and start painting! Such pretty apples,I feel like I could just pick one out of the bowl for a snack.
    Have a lovely weekend Jenna……….

  2. Jenna, I just love your bowl of apples! I like to wash and slice up an apple for a snack with extra sharp cheddar…happy weekend!

  3. Jodi says:

    Beautiful!!!!

  4. You are so talented. I stay amazed at you. Your bowl of apples look great.

  5. The painting is beautiful! They look good enough to eat! Have a great weekend!

  6. Mary says:

    I love your bowl of apples Jenna! I’m amazed you painted them without drawing them first! Hope you have a happy & peaceful weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Rhonda Grice says:

    Amazing! What I wouldn’t give for just an ounce of your talent! Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚ ~Rhonda

  8. I found my paints today Jenna and am itching to pick up my paintbrushes again. Love them apples! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  9. lulu says:

    Starting an early morning with your creative effort has made me very happy. I needed that!

  10. Kim says:

    It’s always great to see how you get to your final painted picture. Sometimes we take a new direction unexpectedly with our creations. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Someday I hope I can paint this well! Just beautiful!

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