First apples of the season I love apples. In all shapes and sizes, fresh, baked or cooked. So I thought I also liked painting apples. This year we have already harvested many Cox's Orange Pippins in our small orchard , so there was no shortage of models to pose. But somehow it became this time quite a challenge to paint those few apples. It took much longer to finish the painting than I thought. Perhaps it had to do with the new surface that I have never used before, a Mus panel that is actually intended for fine painting. Furthermore, I found that I could not quite match the colours of the apples. And I will be silent about the struggle with the foliage. So there's still a lot to learn for me. But in the end, I am suddenly satisfied with the result. So, it became the "First of the season", acrylic, panel 25 x 30 cm. The final version can be seen in my gallery .