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APPLE ILLUSTRATIONS

Apples in a row

As an artist, my niche was food illustration. It would probably be even more descriptive to say that I was a fruit illustrator. I have certainly illustrated a lot of apples, and can even paint them from memory. Below are paintings of apples that were used on food packaging. There are a few close-ups, as well as a few printed labels.Apple close up 2 Apple close up 1

AppleApples Three Apples on Tree
Apples in a Barrel Apples - Beechnut Apple Red & 2 Halves Apple digital technique Apple Bunch Apple Bucket

Cran Apple Northland Pathmark Applesauce Apples Beechnut

Some of these paintings were rendered with markers and colored pencils. Others were created with watercolor dyes. All of my paintings were done before Photoshop existed. I have a blog where I describe my technique and have a lot more information. It is at: 

http://foodartist.wordpress.com

© 2013 by Judy Unger, http://www.myjourneysinsight.com and 20 Lines A Day. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Judy Unger with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


Forgotten Harvest……..

A very old apple tree near a 142 year old, vacant farm house. Large, red, apples past their prime. I am not sure about the variety of apple, but typically these are not the types found laying about…usually Crabapples.


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Trying Villanelle Poetry

The wind blows fiercely in the open sky

The wind blows fiercely,

the birds chatter by,

in the open sky.

The clothes hanging in the open

tend to go for a nice fly when

the wind blows fiercely.

The voices become distant and weak

but the whispers of the nature

in the open sky.

The apples drop down the massive tree

residing in front of my house when

the wind blows fiercely.

The leaves and the twigs flying by

unperturbed, aimlessly

in the open sky.

The power of the nature can be seen,

its might can be experienced when

the wind blows fiercely

in the open sky.

Rules-

1. Five tercets and a quatrain with 8-10 syllables in every line.

2. The first and third lines are refrains and are to be repeated as follows-

A(1)

b

A(2)

a

b

A(1)

a

b

A(2)

a

b

A(1)

a

b

A(2)

a

b

A(1)

A(2)

*I haven’t paid any attention to the number of syllables, since I was trying this form of poetry for the first time.


Thoughts on a Friday

Originally posted on Dwell Richly:

A wooden ladder leaning against a tree

Some excerpts from Robert Frost’s “After Apple-Picking” now when there are so many apples to be picked…

My long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree
Toward heaven still,
And there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill
Beside it, and there may be two or three
Apples I didn’t pick upon some bough.
But I am done with apple-picking now….

***

And I could tell
What form my dreaming was about to take.
Magnified apples appear and disappear,
Stem end and blossom end,
And every fleck of russet showing clear.
My instep arch not only keeps the ache,
It keeps the pressure of a ladder-round.
I feel the ladder sway as the boughs bend.
And I keep hearing from the cellar bin
The rumbling sound
Of load on load of apples coming in.
For I have had too much
Of apple-picking: I am overtired
Of the great harvest I…

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