Saturday, July 20, 2013

Botanical Sketch #10 - Red Current - Ribes Rubrum

Botanical Sketches #1-#10 can be found here.
Today's Botanical Sketch was done on a background of ink spattered paper.  I dropped ink onto damp paper and let it run, mix and bleed until it came up with an interesting background.  I sketched the red currents onto the page using colored pencils and I used a white Sharpie pen for highlighting.
We used to have a prolific red current bush in our backyard in NY, but when we moved to NH, we sadly discovered that planting red currents was outlawed due to disease.  Any jams or jellies would have to be purchased now on.

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