I think every artist has painted an apple at some point. It a good exercise of light and shadows. I recently completed a large, complicated piece of several Koi, so I needed to give my brain a break and work on something not as complex.
I was inspired by an oil painting that I did about ten years ago, long before I got into painting with paper. One of the three paintings (shown above) is my new version of that oil painting Something to note, in the apple slices you’ll find parts of apple pie recipes.
Here's a time lapsed video of this collagehttps://youtu.be/CPGxPfckqKU