I painted this still life using some favorite objects. The napkin is in my favorite green color, and the shelf is a random piece of scrap wood I found. These apples are the good old Red Delicious type. I love painting them because I get to mix up a really deep red for the darks. I like the dark, dark shadows and the orangey yellow of the background. I can imagine these apples as three actors on stage, with the stage lights gleaming on them.