|"Leavings" Acrylic Inks and Conté Crayon on Saunders watercolor paper 22" x 30"|
I looked at my drawings and photos of ivy while painting loosely with a flat brush. I used conté initially to indicate main shapes, and then later to soften edges and add hinted details. The inks reproduce well digitally; I'm not sure if the dark areas are as transparent as I would like when I look at the painting itself.
My next effort with conté and acrylic inks will likely flow more smoothly and will retain more spontaneity.This piece, or one like it, could become a much larger work later in the semester.