Apple - James Grieve

Colour pencil on paper. Part of a set of 16 drawings of apples from Wisley RHS orchard. Most apples have 'apple-green' leaves … with some subtle variations there's not much to choose between them. But this one caught my eye immediately: apart from the rich waxy dark red fruit, I was amazed by the spectacular mauve and purple veining in the leaves and stalks. What a stunning ornamental display!

Apple - James Grieve
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Apple - James Grieve (colour pencil)