huile sur toile de lin - 73 Cm x 81 Cm
For last few weeks I have been busy toying with the idea for a composition with '3 Apples' and '21 Apples'. The thought came from apples that I see now everyday, lying on the grass, having fallen from the trees in my garden. It's quite a chore to collect fallen apples and throw them in the pit I have for organic garbage. Thousands of apples will fall off during the session. The first variety to be ready are these soft off-white 'Papirovka' (Polish: Papierówka). It's a cold-resistant early-ripening apple (Malus domestica) cultivar grown across Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltics.|
Their round smooth shape and creamy colour look lovely against green grass in different lighting conditions.
This is one of the first paintings on this motif and I am fascinated by the results. I will paint more apples with this combination of 3 & 21 apples in the future. Apples have been painted as part of still-life or on trees but fallen apples lying on the grass has been mostly ignored by artists. I hopefully will paint this motif in the future...
"I will shock Paris with an apple"- Paul Cézanne