original apple art

unmatted, unframed
colored pencils on Stonehenge paper
Image size: 4.4 x 3.75 inches
Paper size: 9.75 x 9 inches

Apples such as this Fuji variety are such wonderful subjects for colored pencils, a medium that’s great for rendering the bright saturated colors of the fruit. It’s fun to capture the changes in hues using layers of color; a challenge to render the small lighter-coloured pores (lenticels) in the skin; and a delight to see the beautiful colors subtly reflected in the cast shadows. For eating fresh (rather than baking), I think Fuji ranks as my favorite variety.