Monday, October 3, 2011

"Chestnut Crab Apples" by Jonathan Aller

"Chestnut Crab Apples"
8 x 10 in
Oil on Canvas Panel
Crab apples are neat looking to me they seem to be a mini version of an apple.  Their textures are not shiny and smooth as a regular apple, but do have to overall shape to them.  What also attracted me to paint these guys where their stems, I found for the majority of them to have so much character.  They have a gestural feel to them which to I really enjoy painting, although the stem is not the majority part of this painting it does have a secondary role to it.  Textures to me are important in a painting they definitely make the object you'r painting come to life.  To understand how to paint texture is extremely important in order to advance as a painter.

You can see the making of this painting on my blog:

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