Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Conservancy - Bush in Winter

Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. Claude Monet
Although Monet is a little to sticky sweet for me at times, he and I are on the same team when it comes to loving to find color, make color, use color.
I'm a little undecided about how far to go with this painting. I'm just adding small branches at this time and contrasting them a bit more. I think the strongest part of the painting is the delicate shadow of the bush in the lower right corner.
Found a neat app, leafspot. It can identify a tree by taking a picture of the leaf. Maybe I can finally know what kind of bush this is. I think I've identified my bush. Northern highbush blueberry, Vaccinium corymbosum, is a species of blueberry native to eastern North America, from Nova Scotia and Ontario south to Alabama, and west to Wisconsin. Other common names include blue huckleberry, tall huckleberry, swamp huckleberry, high blueberry, and swamp blueberry.