Rotten apple

I bought a yellow gala apple at a Trader Joes in Redlands, California in February. I planned to eat it while hiking in the Mojave Desert. In April, I found the apple in a pocket of the backpack I took on that hike. 

Rotten apple proved to be a challenging subject, it continued to rot as I painted it. I like some aspects of it though, and I like the idea of painting rot. 

Rot is all around us, in many different forms. We try to sanitize our lives of it by composting and throwing away, but often mold rots boards under clean white paint in apartments, or rust creeps into cars.