"Candy Apples" is a painting that represents well the fascination Greg Mort has with surface and texture. This absorbing still life is contemporary yet timeless. Mort's well recognized black background gives this image a three dimensional depth that brings the viewer closer for a more intimate touch.
The artist clearly enjoys the challenge offered by reflected light and how it shines and describes all surfaces. "Candy Apples", a dynamic work demonstrates his compelling artistic skill in this area. Mort is often compared to the Old Masters in his presentation of the dramatic play of shadows, color and light on objects extraordinary and commonplace. The unusual square composition (seldom used by painters) is another unique dimension and adds warmth.
Mort uses only live models for all his still life compositions, which he meticulously designs and creates himself. The artist shared that "learning to make the real candy apples used in this painting was an art in itself".
The original watercolor painting of "Candy Apples" is in a private art collection. The overall image size of the limited edition four color lithograph of "Candy Apples" is 24" X 34". It was printed on museum quality Mohawk Superfine eighty pound paper by the fine artisans of Westland Printers in Burtonsville, Maryland. Each piece is individually hand titled, numbered and signed by the artist. "Candy Apples" was published in a limited edition of only nine hundred and fifty.