VSW: Cathédrale de la Sainte Trinité, Paris

The very modern Cathédrale de la Sainte Trinité, from a Google image
on Virtual Sketchwalk (yes I wish I was in Paris!)
Designed by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte.

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.

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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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