Today’s painting in my 30 in 30 challenge has broken all the rules. I should have one tree or three trees but not TWO trees. But I snuck one in as your eye is leaving the paper. Maybe that means there are a whole slew of other apple trees. Maybe it is an orchard. If I step back I can envision it. That is what I tell my students, paint till you are 80% done and let the viewer fill in the rest. Let them envision their own story.
I love this time of year, growing up in Michigan we had this great Cider Mill that I loved to go to in the fall. They have an apple press that was built in the 1800’s and is meticulously cared for. They make the best fried donuts on the planet, perfectly paired with their cider. I remember as a kid running through their orchards and climbing the trees. Such happy memories I needed to paint an apple tree or maybe two.
Remembering my childhood one painting at a time…
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