Just a quick missive today on progress thus far, (with a house full of builders, it's a trying time). For some reason, whenever I paint a bramble I start with the flowers. perhaps it's due to the daunting prospect the leaves can pose, but also it's nice to start with something that looks pretty. Or, maybe this quote has it right.
"Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit."
|A larger composition, but those flowers are still pretty small|
|Picking out the fine details with a very small brush has kept things neat.|
The use of a magnifying glass has been essential.
And once again, I went wt those stamens with a scalpel
Do you know, I said to someone the other day that I was having trouble with my Blackberry again. Her reply was, "get an I Phone!" Sigh
“Life was so simple when apples and blackberries were fruit, a tweet was the sound of nature, and facebooks were photo albums”
-Carl Henegan, Darkness left Undone
For the buds, a base mix of Cerulean and Lemon kept things fresh.
Perylene Maroon, cool Anthraquinoid Blue and more Lemon also beefed up the shading