Wednesday 4 April 2012

More bramble research

Although the painting I'm working on, which features brambles, is nearly finished I still felt I needed to do further observations. This is partly to help me with finishing touches on the current painting, but I'm also looking to the next painting which will use similar subject matter.

This watercolour looks at how light is reflected by and transmitted through leaves. Some light is completely reflected giving very bright highlights, some light is partially absorbed reflecting only green and yellow light, and where the sun light is directly behind the leaf some light (usually a more yellow version of the reflected light) will pass straight through.

light on bramble leaves (watercolour)
These drawings look more at the shape and structure of a bramble bush.

Bramble bush (charcoal)

Bramble bush (pencil)

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