original apple art

unmatted, unframed
colored pencils on Stonehenge paper
Image size: 4 x 3.3 inches
Paper size: 9.5 x 9.5 inches

Apples such as this Duchess of Oldenburg heritage 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 pores (lenticels) in the skin; and a delight to see the beautiful colors subtly reflected in the cast shadows.