Rose – Finished Piece from the Harvest

Decided not to work too much into this, there was enough rose leaf and enough suggestion of the overall form to leave the outer pencil marks to describe the shape.  Again this piece is drawn from a reference image and has marked a departure from the automatic process, the leaves and foliage are all drawn from memory / free although I have been making studies inbetween large pieces.

This piece is worked in brown havana ink with blue waterman ink, tea and water on stretched bockingford watercolour paper.Rose - finished image

New Pieces from the Harvest .. in progress

Just posting some work in progress, trying to be careful not to overwork these pieces which involve over painting with layers of water / tea – layering the ink drawings like this gives the drawings more substance and a welcome introduction of colour.  I think most of this work looks better unfinished but it is always tempting to keep adding…