This is my first favorite painting, the first one that made me go, “yeah, I want that on the wall.” And it hangs over my bed against a red, red wall.

I completely repainted this 40″ x 30″ canvas four times before I got it. My colors were awful and muddy. Things changed when outlined the apple/heart with molding paste and painted it gold.

Metallics scared the crap out of me, but they don’t anymore. There’s almost always some hint of gold or bronze or copper in every painting now. They’re warm, and light loves them.