Sammy Snail has been something of a hit on FB lately, but he needs a friend. So, I am pleased to announce the addition of, Lucy Ladybird! After completing one of these delightful little creatures on my last piece, I couldn't resist putting a couple of little fellows on this one. Of course, they need names, so Sammy and Lucy it is then.
Her little spot is reserved.
With the flowers, buds, berries, stems and insects all finished, it's on with the leaves. At this time of the year, Honeysuckle leaves are starting to lose their bright green summer colour, and are beginning to take on an Autumnal, appearance. When I took the photos, some of the leaves were already taking on reddish tones, with the distinctive 'russeting' that gives them character. It's all looking very seasonal.
The usual cries of, 'so much to do and so little time' come to mind. So, onwards! Lots of green mixes here with the usual suspects of Ultramarine Light, Indanthrene Blue, Winsor Lemon and Perylene Maroon providing the main feature. Also in there for this one will be some Cadmium Yellow and Raw Sienna giving a good supporting role for the leaf edges and imperfections. Oh blimey! Is that the time? Must get back to it...
I am really going to need to get extra time for this one.