The best thing about working in a series is that it teaches you so much. With 50 apple paintings under my belt over the years, I've still got volumes to learn. For the first time during my Appling experience, the Apple turned out not to be the center of interest. Oh, I tried to push it into the spotlight, but eventually J. Salminen's instruction shoved its way forward again. He said sometimes your favorite spot turns out Not to be the center of interest; Listen To The Painting. So I did.
The result? In my husband's eyes, undersea creatures, mechanical jaws (unhappy because they can't quite be what they want to be) and a submarine that's part fish. Or go cavern-crawling deep underground, or.... Life is good!