Day 253: The Sprouting Grapevine

New Shoots (Watercolour)

New Shoots (Watercolour)

I tried my hand at a loose wash this afternoon, as a starting point for a painting of the grapevine we have in the garden. It’s bursting into life all over the place, and I wanted to capture it before it becomes too huge and impossible to paint.

Despite my best efforts the washes were drying before I could move the paint around and blend it, so unfortunately there are lots of hard edges. Mind you, I shouldn’t judge yet… I’m depicting an old cracked trunk, so those hard edges might come in handy once I’ve worked out how I’m going to do this :-).