I have had *such* bother with these. I tried watercolour, and simply refuse to post the results. This drawing uses colour pencils, and required a lot of layering of colour. This takes patience, which is not my forte. Although having said that, I did quite enjoy sitting quietly and colouring in. It takes me right back to childhood. I remember when I had chicken pox, Mum bought me a colouring-in book which had beautiful colour pencil landscapes on one page, and the lines for me to colour in on the other. I think I’ve still got it in the loft.
The apples are coxes bought from Banbury farmers’ market. They are unbelievably sweet, and the taste reminds me of Halloween. I lived in Scotland as a child, and we went trick-or-treating. This involved each of us preparing some kind of ‘trick’ – maybe a joke or song. We were then given apples as treats.