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beargrass creek nature preserve

Saw this view during a walk in late march and a few weeks later spent about four hours doing a fountain pen rendering. Finished it with inkwash and limited color on a printed copy a few days later. This took a lot out of me, but it was good to try and make something presentable out of such a complex subject. Reminded me a bit of drawing a large tree thirteen years ago (see “Giant Oak”). Anyway these woods were part of a preserve started in 1982, one of the few established in a semi-urban environment.

10 x 13.25 inches, ink wash and color pencils on printed copy of fountain pen original done on-site, 2019. Print is a matted, mounted, signed 600 dpi color print on white acid-free cardstock with half-inch borders; limited edition run of fifty. I only use permanent, pigment-based HP ink which meets the ISO 11798 fade-resistance standard.

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