Frosted Holly Berries – Watercolor
I’m not sure if anyone that reads my blog has ever had a holly tree in their yard, but I have. My mom had a large one in the backyard, and although they are beautiful trees, these things are death waiting to happen. O.K. I went a little over board on the description, but for anyone that has gone barefoot anywhere near these things, you know what I mean. The green daggers of death are bad enough, but then they dry to be these brown daggers that will take an entire foot off at the ankles if hit just right. O.k., again I may have exaggerated a little, but those barefoot’n rednecks like myself, you know what I mean. I was barefoot so much of my life, that my feet were like toughened leather. Why I could run full speed down a gravel rocked road… didn’t hurt. I could walk in fields of briars, weeds, cross barbed wire fences… didn’t hurt. I once had to drive nails while building a barn with my feet… didn’t hurt (that’s a lie by the way). But when I stepped on one of these claws of the devil called holly leaves…. I screamed like a school girl on a roller coaster for the first time, yup, high-pitched, tearful and just throw something pink on me girl yell, because these things hurt! But it is almost Christmas, and I’m pretty sure instead of a crown of thorns when Jesus was crucified, they used these dried up Devil claws holly leaves wrapped as a crown. Beautiful! But painful!
This watercolor is a 12″ x 16″ on 140lb coldpress paper.
Also prints of the Santa Winking found on the pryer post is now available in a 500 Limited Edition, signed and numbered, on nice 80lb cover acid free stock. They are $35.00 plus shipping. Please, this is my first attempt at prints, so help me get the word out. They can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org