In my previous post of a pair of peaches I took s step in a different direction. Less polish more essence. The juice not the skin of the fruit maybe. This painting of Hickory nuts from the tree in front of my house are the next tippy toe movement on that path. Finding the balance in space. The ground. The harmonious colors. Applying the paint loosely. Scrubbing it out letting it tack up. Repainting the accents and minimal detail. Gently dusting the focus out again. Again applying paint even more sparingly. I think the result is more real than the polished apple realism that I had achieved earlier this year.
In my next post I'm going to elaborate on this by first by going back to my earlier post of my on my journey into realism.