Finished at last! I hit a road-block when I initially put in the background in pale blue... ugh... what was I thinking? It took me a while to come up with a solution as the white india ink had sealed the paper so I couldn't paint over it in gouache. I laid in the black branches in black india ink today and am much happier with the contrast and the way it pops the colors. Crisis averted!
Here is a shot of my standard painting process- using india ink washes to lay in the tone and then colored washes of gouache on top:
Photos of the finished painting... I just need to sign it:
There are only four framed prints left! If you see something you want, contact me ASAP: