Oregon Grape | Mahonia aquifolium

This Oregon Grape branch was found in the woods in early spring near Kathryn Macdonald's home in Port Moody. 

This is one of Kathryn's first botanical paintings... a very promising start in a new direction. 
She came to the studio with a degree in studio art from Emily Carr, but with no previous watercolour experience. After an initial struggle with the new medium, Kathryn now says she thinks she's found an artistic home in botanical painting. I think so, too.

A closer look at the details.