I'm not even that thrilled with how this brand of apple paints up. Besides the paints, which I am too stubborn or lazy, or something, to add the new Alizarin Crimson and Burnt Sienna to the palette, I need to buy prettier colored apples.
At least I found time to paint, thrilled or not. Process over thrilled. May as well paint a junk painting now and then. Is it good or bad for the ego? Then again, it is my opinion.
Some times I think my work was lousy and someone else would say how they love it, so I can't go by how I feel. Just paint and don't think about it. Move on.
This was a twenty minute session at this point. I left it alone after twenty minutes because it was annoying me. I had to stop and get away from it. The next day I worked on it again and it looks slightly neater. I can't think of the word to describe the finished piece other than "neater." It's done.
There are some elements that please me though. I really like the color strength and shape of the broken shell on the right and the way the shadow pops the lower edge. The rest is just so-so, to my eye. I think that apple is doing nothing for me. Overplayed the apple, and maybe that rock. The shell?
I think it's time to find other subjects, but I'm not sure exactly what thing is going to feel comfortable. Other fruits are boring as well as some veggies. Maybe a fabric? Or a shiny platter? A bowl?
Maybe I need a vacation?