Friday, October 14, 2011
Forgotten Apples, 10x12
Anchors to a different time, aged fruit trees can be found on so many old farms and I often wonder about what was happening on the day they were planted. Who did it? A young family just beginning their lives together? A grandmother wanting to leave something for her grandchildren? The act of planting a tree seems like a gift to the future, an act of faith and hope that our world will continue to be well.
I picked one of those apples and ate it as I finished this piece....tart and perfect for a pie. It will need another week and some cold weather to become sweet.
This piece was quickly blocked in with large shapes that I broke up into 'trees' and 'fence' as I went along. As in the last posting, no pre-drawing was necessary. I like the purplish red metal roofing that was cast away as it sparks off the cool green of the tree.
Hmmm. I'm hungry for another apple....maybe some cobbler......