I had a bit of garden harvesting to do, as we have had a spell of very warm weather here on the Central Coast of California that ripened many vegetables. Managed to get a bit of stippling work done in studio on the Flowering Currant(ribes sanguineum) leaves, when it just became too hot to work outside anymore. As you can see I am letting the leaf be back-lit by natural light to increase the visibility of the veining. By doing this I can create a pattern of movement, which will keep the leaf from appearing static and lifeless. This effect will later be enhanced with the use of translucent watercolour.