Fearless Friday, Autumn Apples

When you see a big bowl of shiny apples,

what is your first thought?

School days…fall weather…apple cider… apple pie…


When I see a bowl of apples it just makes me happy,

like things are right with the world…


When I saw this magazine page,

I decided to paint a bowl of peaceful, happy apples…

No sketch today, I just started painting shapes of color


When I got to this point I used colored pencils

to deepen the darks and add contrasts


Now I wasn’t happy with the bowl


So I went back and added more watercolor


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


I added leaf details, stems and shadows


Life is just a bowl of apples!

Here are more ways to create apples

Draw or paint an apple today~

Be Fearless!

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in my Society 6 Shop here

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32 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Autumn Apples”
  1. Pam says:

    Good morning, Jenna. Oh how I love the apples, they are one of autumn’s best gifts. I have been eating honeycrisp apples this week and they are quite delicious. As always, I love seeing your talent displayed in your fabulous art work. Happy Friday 🍎

  2. I think of apple pie first 🙂 Your painting is really beautiful!

  3. These are all wonderful, Jenna. I love these apples (better than I really like real apples!) I’m waiting for the honeycrisps, which are my favorite. Your work is so happy.

  4. Shelia says:

    Oh, Jenna, you are “the apple of my eye” for these creations. There must be a collective consciousness among women about apples. They do universally spark thoughts of pie, fall, fairs, candied apples, school days and so on. These are lovely and show off your talents! There are 2 things I always buy in the fall–apples and candy corn. I used to eat the candy corn, but now just put some out in a jar to look at. I can still enjoy it, get my allotted endorphins for those happy memories of falls and Halloweens past, but no calories. Happy Fall, dear Jenna–Georgia Gal

    • Thanks Georgia Gal! I love to decorate with candy corn but I have never enjoyed eating it~ I am certainly ready for cooler temps, but don’t like the days getting shorter. Go Dawgs and Roll Tide!

  5. Kari says:

    Beautiful Jenna…I bought granny smith and red delishes at the Farmer’s Market the other day and your pretty drawing reminds me to eat another right now. Happy Friday my friend

  6. “How about those apples” – I am always intrigue of where you find you inspiration! Artfully created into your unique style, love it!!!!!💖

  7. lghiggins says:

    Such lovely apples, and your tutorial is so helpful as always. Fall must surely be on the way!

  8. lghiggins says:

    Apples make me think of teachers, so here’s wishing your grands a great school year!🍎😊

  9. Barbara at Mantel and Table says:

    I smiled to myself when I clicked over here and saw your bowl of apples Jenna – and I smiled even more when I ready that they just make you happy! They make me happy too! 😊I always love seeing your work in progress. Thanks for sharing the Happy!

  10. pattyanneart says:

    Oh, they are lovely, Jenna. Always look forward to Fall. Love apples and cider mills.

  11. I’m loving the bowl of apples ~ always envious of your painting skills!

  12. Mary says:

    So beautiful Jenna! I love the loose and soft style of watercolor. ♥

  13. kmommy843 says:

    Your apples are gorgeous.

  14. Joanne says:

    That is beautiful!!

  15. Kim says:

    I love your happy bowl of apples Jenna! Your paintings are gorgeous and yes, fall is definitely in the air – at least here. Hope it is for your too. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent and I’m dreaming of apple crisp. Yum. Happy Monday!

  16. Judee says:

    So beautiful Jenna and you are right, it does make me think of fall and all the wonderful fall apple recipes. I am always amazed by your artistic abilities!

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