Day 256: Grapevine, growing slowly…

New Shoots (Watercolour)

New Shoots (Watercolour)

Another busy day today, mostly sociable fun things though so no complaints, however I’m still trying to get the spare room ready for Mum & Dads visit too and I’m running out of time…

After I’d stopped for the day I dabbled a bit more with the study of new shoots on our grapevine. It’s quite a departure from what I’m used too as I’ve continued with the exaggerated colours from the first wash. So it’s not a realistic rendering, but I like it all the same.

Today I’ve softened some of the hard edges that occurred a few days ago and added more shading to create an impression of roundness. I’ve just noticed that my leaves are going to be difficult to join to a branch as I’ve painted the trunk all the way around them – but that’s a problem for another day 🙂