I know this subject has been painted by so many artists that it's become banal but I wanted to paint it anyway. This is on a small piece of Ampersand's Aquabord. I don't know why I don't use this more often. It's a really fun surface on which to paint. Also, it keeps me from blending everything to death (which is my normal inclination) because it's almost impossible to get a smooth wash on this surface. The paint lifts very easily which made this subject fun. I painted everything and then used the stem of a q-tip dipped in water to lift the spots on the cactus and apples. The spikes were scraped out with a mat knife. I would have had better control with an exacto knife but I was too lazy to go get it and the mat knife was right there begging to be used.
A Different Kind Of Apple
Image Size 6" x 6"