Saturday, January 22, 2011

Gall on Quercus Petraea

Watercolour on Moleskine

Gall is the shape of the plant as a reaction to the bite of an insect, a wasp.A small wasp injects a chemical that cause the surrounding plant cells to grow and reproduce quickly, forming lumps.

6 comments:

  1. This looks great! I would love to see a close-up to see your brushstrokes a bit better.

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  2. Beautiful, Angela! (I edited to add your name in the labels so people can find your posts...SO worth finding!)

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  3. thanks you Kate

    Thanks to you too Jonny. If you want you can see on my blog a particular design.

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  4. Oh my gall - you made this look so beautiful. The shading adds to much to the piece. Linda

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  5. Greats sketching
    I like it!!!!!

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  6. Thank you all, very kind of you
    greetings

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