Bittersweet Sketch

Oriental Bittersweet is invasive and American Bittersweet is native but becoming rare…I didn’t pay attention to which kind I found in the woods, but oh how excited I get when I see this plant in the wild. It’s a real, “Stop spacing out and take a look at me”, kind of plant. Hiking on a gray winter day, surrounded by browns, blues, and tans, this show stopper really pops out.

I love the warm yellow and red colors right next to each other. It’s interesting to study how each yellow shell opens up and peals away and I’m glad I caught it before it disappeared.

I wonder what bird will eat these bittersweet berries?

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3 responses to “Bittersweet Sketch

  1. Alright Christine…..back to my favorite of your sketching styles! 🙂

  2. I knew this was going to be a great sketch when I saw the title of your post. I’m not disappointed! I don’t think we have American Bittersweet but will look for it.

  3. Alan: Thanks! Your comment gets me fired up and makes me want to do lots more!!! 😀

    Jaon: Thank you! I hope you can find some bittersweet by you, what a treasure!

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