This is a still life of golden delicious apples lying on a sheet. I don’t paint many still lifes, but they were a specialty of my first painting teacher, my uncle, Israel Malamud. I painted it a few years ago just after a travelling Cézanne show came to Philadelphia. Susan and I have visited Cézanne’s studio in Arles and stood where he stood to paint his many paintings of Mont Sainte Victoire.
It is thickly painted and the folds in the sheet and the diagonals that they set up are as much the subject of the painting as the apples.
Oil on canvas