Saturday, February 21, 2015

Summer Privet

I usually use cold pressed watercolor paper with its rougher surface, but this time I used a piece of hot pressed. I wanted the smoother surface for the fine pen and ink work. I really enjoyed designing this and inking in the shadings and texture. Adding a bit of color was like putting icing on the cake.

A wild and wooly privet bush is a familiar sight to most southerners...maybe northerners too. One of my greatest physical accomplishments is digging out a row of privet bushes that bordered our property...stumps and all. It nearly killed me.​

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