Thursday, August 2, 2018

Pin Oak Inked

Mature trees make interesting subject matter!  Inspired by another artist to study tree shapes, I my pen to the trees!  I begin with sketchy marks up the trunk, marking shadow areas.  With a very light touch, I barely mark the background. A wet brush does the rest, moving ink and getting my mid-tones.  I finish with a little detail work, careful to save my whites. With ink, once those whites fill in, there is no getting them back!  Two previous tree studies spread to black before I could stop the water flow!  I may just try to soak that paper and see if I can reclaim it from the dark side!  Lol!  Painting number 2020 in 2020 days.
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