Monday, September 19, 2016

Lan Su Garden Sketches in Ink

I met some Urban Sketcher friends at Lan Su Garden on this overcast day and enjoyed tea, conversation, and the soft shadows.  I've been using water brushes with diluted ink to speed up my sketching...a little bit anyway! (Thanks for the idea, Deb!) In these two sketches I used my favorite, Noodler's Lexington Grey, and J. Herbin's Lie de The or "Dregs of Tea" which seemed appropriate somehow.


  1. These are both so nice. I think you're brave taking on that lion with all its texture. I especially like the view out the window and the excellent choice of brown ink.

  2. These are beautiful Janene. I love the subtlety of the inks and the 'dregs of tea' is a lovely color!

    1. I am enjoying sketching with ink--it goes faster and seems to fit the Chinese Garden too!