Art : The golden apple 2- a gift

I had done a painting of an apple which I called ‘The golden apple’ because of how it turned out, Art: two paintings- An urn and An Apple. My husband loved the painting and wanted to put it up in his office. However, the painting sold as soon as I shared it on social media. This was sometime in June. I didn’t dare to try painting another picture of an apple until last month when my husband travelled out of the city for four days. A) Because I thought the first one was a fluke and B) because I did not want him to see it when I was ‘attempting to paint it.

On November 4th, when my husband walked out of the door, I pulled out a blank A3 size cold pressed paper and drew the apple. The drawing is simple. It’s getting the translucent effect on the apple, so it appears to glow. That’s tough. At the end of day 1, I put the first coat of paint on the paper. On day 2, I started working on the apple, and by the end of the day, my daughter said that the apple looked rotten, and sadly, she was right. On day 3, I began again, hoping the paper did not tear because of the layers of paint and water. By the end of the 4th day, this was how the painting looked (see pic below). The choice of frame and mount is entirely my husband’s, and I think it perfectly complements the artwork.

Here’s a close-up of the painting

It’s different from the first painting I did, but everybody knows ‘no two apples are the same.’ The same goes for art. The good thing is now I know, the first one wasn’t a fluke and I can repeat it. What do you think of this painting?

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7 responses to “Art : The golden apple 2- a gift”

  1. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet Avatar

    Beautiful art, Smitha! ❤ I was able to use the menu buttons. Is that what you meant by search?


    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Hi Cheryl, Thank you for taking the time to check. Thanks to you, I realized the ‘search’ button had disappeared from the site. I have added it now and if you type, ‘Serendipity’, the poem should appear. Do check it out when you can. Again, thank you so much❤️.
      Am glad you liked the painting. It’s one of my favorite paintings. 🙂


      1. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet Avatar
  2. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    You did a great job. Any two art pieces will never be identical and that is a good thing. It makes them individual. Exact replication is for machines.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much, Robbie for appreciating both the paintings. You’re right – ‘Replication is for machines.’ I’m going to remember that next time I stress over replicating my painting.


  3. SelmaMartin Avatar

    Amazing is what I think. 👏 👏 👏

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so, so much Selma❤😊. You made my day.

      Liked by 1 person

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