Original Watercolor by Ellen Jean Diederich
I envy the young lady in Picking Apples as she only needs to pick a basketful. When our apples come in there is a lot of work….usually in October and then I make Apple butter. I remember the first time this apple tree had enough fruit to make a pie. The most wonderful scent floated through the house when I took it out of the oven. How special it is to pick fresh apples for a pie.
In Picking Apples I noticed that many of the brush strokes move from downward from the left. It kind of make sense as they stem from the trunk of the tree. It is surprising as the light comes from the right. The apples are simplified greatly. The tree branches worked well to “connect” light against light or “contrast” light against dark, the young gal picking apples.