Saturday, October 10, 2009

apple October Monthly Sketch Project Challenge


apples, originally uploaded by kquilts.

I am participating in the new Monthly sketch project and this was my attempt at the apples photo Leslie Hawes provided for the challenge. The red apple was not difficult, but I really had a difficult time with the green one getting it the color that I was satisfied with. I have been taking classes in acrylic painting so decided that I would use acrylics for this project.

12 comments:

Leslie Hawes said...

Splendid job with the colors!

Karen said...

Thank you Leslie. The greens are always hard for me. I'm not very good at mixing them.

Krista Meister said...

Lovely shine! They look so crisp!

twincedar said...

I think your colors are great! A very good job with this!

Karen said...

Thank you Lori. I tried. I took my time with it. I also had read in a book on acrylic painting by Lee Hammond that most people quit on a painting too soon. She said the painting goes through and "ugly stage" before you get to a final good painting, so I just persevered till I was happy with it.

Debbie said...

Nice and clean colors.

Karen said...

Thank you Debbie

Florence's Art said...

I really like this. I like how you captured the crispness of the apples and the sparkle.

bluelilac said...

I agree with you about painting with acrylics. They are not so easy but you have managed to capture those apples in all their 'appleness'.

Possum Patty said...

Love the highlights! I always loved red apples better than green ones anyway. But really, these both look yummy!

Karen said...

Thanks Florence, Possum Patty, and Florence. I am just learning acrylics but I am enjoying the whole process. I appreciate the comments, it makes me want to paint more so is incentive to practice more.

freebird said...

I like your apples. They look great!