This simple still life was painted within that first year that I began taking watercolor lessons in Kokomo, Indiana. Shirley Quakenbush painted a wonderful demo showing how she glazed many layers of color to build up a glow and depth in her beautiful work, then we had to come up with our own painting.

I'd rushed from work to get to class on time and had brought a couple of apples along with some cheese and a knife to make my 'supper.' They made up a great still life after I peeled and devoured the golden delicious. I left out the cheese - probably ate it since it's one of my favorite foods.

My husband grew apples in our mini orchard behind our nursery business, and I think these came from the orchard. I'm posting them today because it's his birthday, and he grew up helping his grandparents on their apple orchard. Happy birthday, honey. And Happy Birthday to LYNNE, too. Isn't it great to be archived?

"ONE FOR THE ROAD" Transparent Watercolor on 140#CP Arches 9 x 9"


Dawn said...

wow you were a great painter from the get-go!
and Happy Birthday to your Honey!;)

RH Carpenter said...

Luscious in every sense of the word, Sandy. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BOB!!!!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Sandy, I love that partially eaten supper you saved for this project! It looks exactly like many I apple cores I have left behind! Great, simple, painting project!