Fearless Friday, Red Apples

With my thoughts turning to September and Fall,

apples came to mind…

Let’s paint some!

Start with a pencil sketch to establish their shapes and position

I started by painting the highlight areas near the stem

with yellow green and ochre

Then shades of pale orange and red

Then more highlight areas surrounded by shades of red

The stem was painted with ochre, dark brown and a tiny touch of black

A blue shadow is the final touch and grounds the apples

“Red Apples” 5″ x 6″ gouache on mixed media paper

I painted this with gouache paint

Gouache is like watercolor except it’s not transparent

so it has the ability to cover like acrylic

My experience with gouache painting is limited

but I will share tips I discover as I experiment…

I recommend the gouache set pictured below

It comes in a convenient case with 24 colors,

3 brushes and a plastic palette tray

It is very affordable at $25.49 from Amazon here

I am not an affiliate, just sharing what I like

Happy Painting

Be Fearless!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

 What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

  Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday 

  Karin’s Cottage Linky Party / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade/ Home Matters Linky Party

29 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Red Apples”
  1. I want to have a bite :-)) Happy Friday, Jenna.

  2. lulu says:

    You make painting seem so easy. We’re you a teacher at some point?

  3. Wonderful, our local Apple Festival is this weekend, it is the perfect transition from summer into fall.

  4. I have worked in gouache though not very comfrotable in it. I really do love your apples. You caught them perfectly!

  5. lghiggins says:

    Nicely done! Apples remind me of comfort things: fall, going back to school, and autumn leaves.

  6. I have never worked with gouache…..september is apple month around here!

  7. Barbara at Mantel and Table says:

    I so love your painting posts Jenna! Even though I don’t paint myself, I love watching the picture come together, and how you do the highlights – how you see the colors and shapes is fascinating. And the result is lovely! Thanks for the beautiful entertainment this morning, and Happy Labor Day Weekend!

  8. Jenna, apples always remind me of fall. This is a perfect to welcome September. I think I need to make an apple cake. Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!

  9. Shelia says:

    Oh yes, apples, fall, and for me–the big fall fair that was so much fun. I love this time of year, on the cusp of fall waiting for the cool weather and the changing leaves. Thanks for sharing these apples, and evoking memories like some of your other readers had. Happy Labor Day–hope you and your gang have a wonderful time! Love to all, Georgia Gal

  10. pattyanneart says:

    Your apples turned out great, Jenna. I love as apples and fall. Looking forward to going to the cider mill.

  11. Kari says:

    pretty and looking delish. i love apples and apple dumplins are on my menu this week. have a great week-end

  12. Maria Kamara says:

    Beautiful painting Jenna! This is motivation to buys some gouache paint and experiment. Might surprise my daughter because I think she would love working with it as well.

  13. Nice work, and there must be apple recipes coming soon!

  14. Mary says:

    Your apples look good enough to eat Jenna! Looking forward to hopping with you tomorrow. ♥

  15. Kim says:

    Beautiful Jenna – and I agree that apples just say fall. These definitely look good enough to eat and you captured them perfectly! Or maybe an apple crisp? Hope you had a lovely long weekend down in paradise and wishing you a lovely week!

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