Red Apple

Red Apple
Red Apple

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“RED APPLE” is an original oil painting by William Evans, resident of the peach state, Georgia. William suffers from Essential Tremors, a complex neurological movement disorder. He loves to paint southern rural landscapes. This greeting card was reproduced from an original artwork by William Evans for THASC Sales Co. which has employed a unique group of handicapped artists who create art to help rehabilitate themselves. They gain self-respect and pride through their artwork.
“RED APPLE” is an original oil painting by William Evans, resident of the Peach State, Georgia. William suffers from Essential Tremors, a complex neurological movement disorder. He loves to paint southern rural landscapes. This greeting card was reproduced from an original artwork by William Evans for THASC Sales Co. which has employed a unique group of handicapped artists who create art to help rehabilitate themselves. They gain self-respect and pride through their artwork.

When the air begins to feel crisp we are reminded that Fall is upon us, and that can only mean its apple picking time! It is also the time for the other related goodies to America’s second most valuable fruit (after oranges) to come along as well: apple cider, apple pie, and apple turnovers, just to name e few. I can’t wait to taste them all as soon as the season rolls around. Many local orchards are open for picking apples as well as taking hay rides, getting lost in a corn maze, and in some places, trying apple doughnuts!

Red Delicious apples
Red Delicious apples

With all that is going on in THASC artist William Evans’ painting “RED APPLE”, from the lovely vase to the colorful ferns and mushroom ornaments to the black and white checkered scarf, the focus is still drawn to the simple red delicious apple perfectly placed at the base of the left side of the vase. That is what he wants us to see the most amidst his extravagant background: the basic fruit of life. It invites us to take that first succulent bite! The red delicious variety is my favorite type as depicted above. Did you know it is the most widely grown variety in the U.S. with 62 million bushels harvested in 2005?

Here are ten other interesting facts about apples that might interest you:

  1. Two pounds of apples makes one 9” pie.
  2. 2,500 varieties are grown in the U.S. while 7,500 varieties are grown throughout the world.
  3. Apples are fat, sodium and cholesterol free.
  4. The pilgrims planted the first United States apple trees in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  5. Most apples are still picked by hand in the fall.
  6. 20151005_123837-1-1World’s top apple producers are China, United States, Turkey, Poland and Italy.
  7. Archeologists have found evidence that humans have been enjoying apples since at least 6500 BC.
  8. It takes about 36 apples to create 1 gallon of apple cider.
  9. Don’t peel your apple. Two-thirds of the fiber and lots of antioxidants are found in the peel.
  10. The old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” comes from an old English adage: “To eat an apple before going to bed, will make the doctor beg his bread.”

William Evans gives us a wonderful inspiration through his painting for the consumption of apples. You can order his cards and many others at www.thasc.com and you can join me every Tuesday and Thursday for a new blog at http://www.preciousartbypreciouspeople.org

Please take a minute to comment on the blog after reading, I enjoy hearing from you.

Have a pleasant holiday weekend and how about trying some apple picking for a change!

See you next Tuesday, October 13, 2015.

-Maria

THASC is a unique small American business producing cards and other promotional products.
www.thasc.com

4 thoughts on “Red Apple

  1. Charlene October 8, 2015 / 3:59 pm

    What a beautiful painting and more so what a talent!!! THASC is a wonderful company providing opportunities for these amazing artists to showcase their creative abilities and arn a living do what they love.

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    • Maria Libera Vallone October 8, 2015 / 7:31 pm

      Thank you, Charlene!!! THASC really is an amazing company and you should know first-hand having worked there for a while when you were living in Florida. Each time I write a blog, I become more and more enthralled with the artwork they produce. Thank you you again for leaving your comments. I value them!!!

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  2. Dana October 9, 2015 / 6:16 am

    Maria,

    I love apples, the red ones, the green

    ones, they are all good. Its the time for apple

    Pie, cider, and hayrides. I even had apple

    Cider tea. William Evans painting of big

    Apple must be a beautiful picture. I wonder

    If an apple a day real keeps the doctor away.

    I will have to make apple pie really soon, or

    Apple crisp. I love going on hay rides,with my

    Son, kids love to go on corn mazes all so. I

    I always get stuck in corn mazes. To funny!

    LOL !!!! We will have to go Apple picking

    Some day together, just like we gave to do

    That fall leave ride. Sara, would have loved

    Picking apples with us,and looking at the

    Leaves, and pucking pumpkins, she loved all

    That, lt was her think. Well, maria, happy fall

    To you and l wish you, a healthy, happy,

    Winter to.

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    • tesoromio315 October 9, 2015 / 7:21 am

      Thank you, Dana. Hopefully it eill be the best fall for you too and we can do all those things togethet with your family. Sara would have loved it!

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