One more Grisly Pear post before I head out to the last Tuesday Night Blues Jam at Larry Holmes Ringside Restaurant.

Spiros and Jimmy at The Grisly Pear

There was a lot of green, purple and yellow happening on my palette last night.  This is my favorite character sketch of the evening.  The ink lines and the washes play well together.

I missed using my dip pen, but thought I would have less trouble with drying time if I used a regular fountain pen instead.  Taping the paintings on the wall to dry didn’t cause too many drips.  I might try dip pen next time.  A few drips might be welcome.

Fountain pen followed by watercolor.