Sunday, December 2, 2012

Quince and Crabapples - SOLD
When I saw these quince with the leaves still attached and these vibrant crabapples, I snatched them up quick, because they were asking to be painted! I really enjoyed painting the colour nuances in the shadows of the quince. 

The farm shop I bought these at has a petting zoo attached to it, and the chickens and rooster decided that they liked it better inside the shop. As shoppers were wheeling their carts around and others were at bistro tables enjoying a coffee and baked goods, the chickens were pecking  around between their feet, and every now and then the rooster would cock-a-doodle-do. We had so much fun there! Our cashier told us that sometimes a chicken hops up on a shelf behind the cash desk and lays and egg. That's definitely fresh off the shelf!


  1. This is really cool! The quince is unique, itself, but the composition and the softness of the colors and edges really makes it special! I love it!

  2. A beautiful painting, Claire!! love the shadows by the quince..

  3. Hi Kathrine, thank you so much. I really enjoy painting this one and decide to keep the background light, so I'm glad you like it.

  4. Hello Claire,
    very beautiful still life!
    a hug