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Sketched the base drawing in the fall in 2018 in Joe Creason Park, tried six times to get the color right on it, lost patience with the version I initially chose, added a few seondary branches to two of the trees. Finally realized that the composition was busy enough to be the main feature, and just accented a few leaves throughout the piece the same color blue to reinforce that (sort of the same breakthrough I had with “sumac”).

10 x 6 9/16 inches, watercolor pencil 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, in a limited run of fifty. I only use permanent, pigment-based HP ink, which meet the ISO 11798 fade-resistance standard.

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