Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hop-bush painting


Another work in progress - today's painting subject is the Wedge-leaf Hop-bush, a medium sized shrub that can be found growing along the roadside of my farm and throughout the local forest. The winged, apple shaped capsules start out in a shade of lettuce green, before gradually ripening to a deep crimson colour in springtime. My ancient wildflower reference book mentions that the name 'Hop-bush' was given to the plant by early European settlers who used it to make beer.

2 comments:

  1. Even the fact that a very very nice.

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  2. Waaa,I actually adore your art and blog of course*____*

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