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Aug 6, 2012 | Posted by in method, work | 0

I have lots of lichen, moss and liverwort in my garden, and I like to encourage them, especially the mosses which are spreading to all sorts of places this damp summer. The way they form miniature ‘forests’ appeals to my love of detail and small things. A few weeks ago I decided to start some sketches of lichen fairly soon, and that same day when I was out walking I found my way blocked by a huge branch fallen from a massive oak tree. This gave me the opportunity to study and photograph the lichens up close, and I picked up a small piece for my collectors drawer, which you can see below. Some days later when the subject had begun to dry out I began some sketchesRead more …