Here’s the latest. I love the book and the shadows, still working on the apples. My teacher said I should not be treating oil painting like watercolors and I need to put the oil on the canvas. (To make the color last, I was dipping the brush in turpenoid or mixing it with a liquid compound. Guess I’ll have to get over my fear of never finding the exact color a second time! I just take my palette knife and go around the palette, I’ll have to pay closer attention.)
The first one is before I made a few changes to the apples.
The second one below is after I made some slight changes to the right side apple trying to get it to look less like a peach! My art teacher gave me some good ideas – take out the yellow stripe that’s on the apple, but confuses the eye. And the light reflection should be palest lavendar rather than pink. Will try to incorporate this week and paint on!