I am so glad that my Horsenettle Berries I has found a new home! Thank you Gallery Russia for the sale.
I painted the two Hornettle Berries over multiple sessions at my "sunset spot" overlooking South Mountain. At one point (on two consecutive days) I had encounters with snakes (see the picture below). I could see why snakes like this place - it is packed with chipmunks burrowing holes in the ground. The snake in the picture simply glided into one of those holes (looking for dinner I assume).
Below are some "in-progress" images.