I love greys; few are what I call a straight grey, neither blue nor brown.
This sketch is in Robert Oster Charcoal ink, really a dark purple,
though you can see why it is thought to be grey in the deep tones and writing,
whereas Robert Oster Graphite ink goes into warm green!
Painting with inks is challenging because, unlike watercolors, they tend to bloom easily.
The tree “blooms” were caused by me dropping inks over almost dry ink.
But the bloom in the temple tops just happened as it dried.
I am going to keep trying, seeing if I can
catch a technique whereby I can control the blooms.
“Memory is more indelible than ink.”
Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
“I think not….”
Me… why I journal!
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