Young Love

Brushed with the fragrance of honeysuckle, blended with the prickle of barbed wire.

FYI: If you pluck a blossom of honeysuckle and score the tiny bulb at its base, the stamen can be pulled out bringing with it a drop of sweet nectar. One drop of nectar means little to me, but it's a mouthful to a honey bee.

Completed scene was first constructed using vector software. In Essentials, a bitmap of the scene was covered with random brush strokes and then blended to give the background shown in the picture. This simplified and receded the backdrop. It also created areas of color that support the subject because both elements come from the same underlying image.