Yes, my obsession with this little maple tree continues. I really do love it.

I actually began this sketch yesterday, but conveying a sense of the garden using only black ink is a bit beyond my skill. Today, I tried gluing tissue paper over the sketch for mass colour and then drawing some detail over the tissue paper in black. This works better, but has the drawback of ending up with the dining table and the rug underneath it covered in torn up bits of sticky paper and me covered in glue. I feel like I’ve got glue gloves on, despite application of citrus hand cleaner and hot water.

I do like the effect of layering you get with tissue paper, though, especially when the colours come together in unexpected and lovely ways.

Better go clean up the mess now.