This was originally a 14" x 11" shown above is the cropped version as a 10" x 8".
oil on canvas panel.
Last year Jessica and I painted at Appleberry Orchard and again this year they graciously let us set up. The trees are heavily laden with apples right now, but I thinned them out. I kind of think the apples on the ground look better than the ones on the tree. Maybe because I was not afraid to go dark with alizatrin crimson and ultramarine on the apples in the shade. Those in the light are painted with cad red and Naples yellow.
I started with a burnt sienna and yellow ochre ground applied with Liquin. I then wiped it slightly and painted into this ground. I think this worked because I am painting mostly greens. The yellows I used were yellow ochre and Naples. I mixed the Ochre with Carribean Blue to make most of the greens. I also had Ultramarine blue, cad red light, alizarin, and white. The Naples yellow came in a set so I thought I would try it.
This is how it was painted plein air
14" x 11" oil on canvas panel.