The painting exhibits the use of simple colours and gentle contrasts only. On the other hand, Allemann has chosen to depict a number of elderly people in a park who are playing a game. Some people are shown playing while others are resting to the right side of the painting. The use of colours by Allemann is highly differentiated from that by Keefe. Allemann’s colours present stark contrasts and there are few areas where the colours merge into each other seamlessly (Herberger Theater).
Keefe’s The Apple has been created on canvas using oil paints. In contrast, Allemann has composed her work using water colours on a canvas. While there are gentle transitions of colour in Keefe’s work, the transitions in Allemann’s work are far more articulate due to the use of water colours.
The composition of Keefe’s painting reveals a choropleth of white and greys that surround an apple in the middle of the painting. The apple has been composed of various shades of red, yellow and green that tends to blend magnificently into each other indicating the artist’s inclination for detailed strokes. Another notable aspect is the use of gentle colours only that tend to blend into each other swiftly. There are no sharp contrasts available throughout the painting anywhere at all.
Allemann’s approach to portrayal is markedly different from that of Keefe. The Finals depicts a number of elderly playing, standing and sitting in various areas of the painting. The people throughout the painting are dressed in white such that most people’s hair and skin have colours that have gentle transitions from white. Most people in the painting are painted as dressed in white with white hair while the few black hair produce sharp contrasts in colour. The background of Allemann’s painting has been created in dark greens and certain blacks that present a