Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Apples with Fred

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Today I had a studio visitor, a fellow Findlay artist who has done mainly pencil drawings and would like to try his hand at painting.  I did the usual demo of  a value study with burnt umber, and then the one color per stroke, with an apple.  Here is my effort for the day.  Although I didn't quite get the apple and values correct, I kind of like the feel of this apple...kind of glows....

Here is Fred, he is a member of our local monthly challenge group and last month he brought an amazing portrait replica he drew after the artist Vermeer.  He has an incredible ability and talent to capture portraits in graphite, this photo does not do his work justice, but here is a pic of him with it from last months' challenge.   I shamefully forgot to take a photo of his painting today, but I'll get it next time.


  1. I like this apple, too! I has the most lovely glow to it. And as always, your brushwork is divine, Kristen. Nicely done!

  2. I'm jealous! I want to come out and paint. Maybe this weekend?

  3. I had a great time! I learned more in just those few hours than ever did studying on my own. Thanks Kristen!

  4. Beautiful brushwork work on this, the color really add to its beauty.