When I was in Pennsylvania last October I was amazed at all the farmers markets wherever we went - in the city or in the country. I took lots of pictures, but none of them inspired me as much as the apples. There were all kinds and the markets were full of them. I was inspired by the way they lined the baskets up on shelves, and by the different types of baskets used for display. This particular market was huge and the honey crisps were beautiful. I had some in my fridge when I painted this, and ate them as I painted.
This painting is done with oils and measures 12" x 12" and done on a deep gallery wrapped canvas so that no framing is necessary. I was told by some that it looked like you could just pick one of the apples up and bite down into it.