Pincushion Protia

I just love going for that first walk in the country after being in the city for a week. There is always something new that has emerged in the bushes. That first bud on an Australian Native like the Banksia or Grevillea tree.  This beautiful Pincushion Protia was just divine. Wonder what I'll see in a couple of weeks time?

Pincushion Protia (Australian Native) 

Pincushion Protia (Australian Native) 

Starting to draw (Pen & Pencil)

Starting to draw (Pen & Pencil)

This beauty I will turn into a solar plate etching in full colour.  A black and white version might be lovely too. 

And.... The finished drawing. 

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With this drawing I will make my solar plate and print it through my etching press in colour.  I can't wait to mix that luscious printers oil paint to produce the finished piece.