I did however make some time to work on two new pieces using my frozen leaves, I've included some process photos below. But I'd have to say, the high-point of the trip was the beauty in the Cashmere valley. Each day was a celebration for the eyes. Seeing the fruit orchards on the distant hillsides with the trees in full bloom; it looked like carpets draped over the rolling landscape. Inspiration permeated each day.
Back in the studio....Last year I froze a number of hosta leaves that were grown at the ranch. I used them to make some initial marks and plan to do several more pieces with this leaf this coming year.
The pictures below are "process" photos of the this first hosta piece. I will finish this watercolour up in the next several days by adding some shadowing detail, and possibly some gold leafing for highlights.
Detail cutting of leaf prints
Adding detail to the background and the college pieces
Considering the layout of the college leaf pieces
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