3.27.2009

#228 Shadowside Apple



6"x 6" oil on masonite Sold

I've always thought an entire study of painting could be done just doing apples. There's something nice in the idea that everything you need to learn is right in front of you. It would be interesting to see a series of apple (like haystacks) that show your progression. My old ones feel like a million years ago to me. It's like I just don't see like that anymore. It feels nice, but on the downside I still get flops. Had 2 wipedowns this week and they still hurt, but that's just the way it goes. You sigh, wipe it and then you start another one. This is my favorite painting in awhile.

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27 comments :

Sheila Vaughan said...

Yeh, it's a nice one Jeff, simple shape, simple subject but complex and sensitive treatment. I really like it.

Polly Jones said...

I really love this. It's so shimmery!

Karen Appleton said...

Wow with the spots of color, magnificent!

Kerri Settle said...

I love your take on this one. Apples definitely do have a bit of everything for a painter and they always make a great subject. I love the way you captured all the colors from reds to greens in this one.

mike rooney studios said...

i like the way you broke every color note into its most simplistic form and put em back together to make an apple. thats cool.

Ann Rogers said...

Jeff, just saw your apple painting on Daily Painters, checked your blog and followed you progress from your first post. Wow! That's some kind of improvement. Keep at it...you are finding your style!

Jala Pfaff said...

Dude, you are just having TOO MUCH fun. :)

Rhonda Hurwitz said...

What a cool color study (no pun intended)

LSaeta said...

This one is amazing. Absolutely wonderful!

Olga Wagner said...

Jeff, This is so cool... Love your work! I tagged you for the Passion for Painting award - see my blog for details...

becky joy said...

The color and light in this painting is absolutely amazing. Great job

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This is beautiful Jeff, it looks effortless. Well done!

Pam Holnback said...

This should be your favorite painting in awhile. It is great!! You really got it!

JMahorney said...

Wow! Thanks so much for the compliments guys! This one was really fun. Wish they all came off like that. Had 2 wipe offs after this one and abandoned painting for a few days. Ok, time to get back on the wagon eh? :)

David Lloyd said...

Love your edges Jeff.

S.M. Sedwick said...

Nice painting!

Laurel Daniel said...

Hey Jim - I just gave you the "Passion for Painting" award! Check out my 3/1 blogpost for rules, and participate as you wish! As usual, great work... I love coming here.

Marian Fortunati said...

This is great!!
So when they ask you "how long did it take to paint that?" do you count the wipe downs too???

LOL

I love the light and the great looseness of it!!

Megha Chhatbar said...

The light, color and shape is absolutely fantastic,...gr8 Work..:) BTW I have started a new blog dedicated to my sketch work — Art on Sketchbook

Cathleen Rehfeld said...

Jeff, I love this one!!! I see you are not getting to paint so often. I am guilty of that too. I am trying to get back on track.

JMahorney said...

Holy Commatose Batman! Have I really been MIA for two weeks? Ok, Im getting back on track now. posts coming soon

Kathleen Weber said...

Beautiful color, Jeff!

Perry Brown said...

Nice job on the temperature Jeff. Your brushwork is very unique.

Dar Presto said...

I just love it!

abey said...

Great painting!

Larry Seiler said...

very nice...minimized essentiality!!! Beautiful at every level, Jeff!

JMahorney said...

So nice to hear from you all. :)