Full Bloom - A Robert Strong Woodward oil painting. A Baldwin apple tree in bloom in
the front yard of the old Howes Farm at the head of Apple Valley, Ashfield, Mass. 1930.
In a letter dated March 3rd, 1947 to Herbert Newton, the new owner of When Apples Are Ripe,
Robert Strong Woodward wrote: "CÚzanne never painted better apples than are in that canvas of mine"
The quote above is from a letter by RSW to the owner of his painting When Apples Are Ripe
. Please CLICK on the titles in red beneath the thumbnails to see images of the entire paintings. Would you not agree that RSW's apples, (with the natural waxy appearance over the realistic red and yellow variegated colors) are far and away superior to the print-like "applearance" of those painted by Paul CÚzanne
Below you will see a number of paintings which include apples. Click on each thumbnail to see the entire painting of which they are but a part. At the end of your review you will be the judge as to whether RSW painted apples better than Paul CÚzanne!
Lastly, the next image is not a Woodward painting, but is a photo of the interior of the
Southwick Studio at Christmas time
, December, 2012. Robert Strong Woodward always had a bowl
of Northern Spy apples
on the little table before the fireplace. We have carried on that
tradition over the years.
Bowl of Northern Spy Apples in front of the large fireplace at the Southwick Studio during Christmas 2012.
Another view of the apples at the Southwick Studio during Christmas season 2012.