Here are some Magnolia Grandiflora studies I did for a private mosaic commission for JANE DU RAND. Part of a very large outdoor panel next to a swimming pool, composed of mainly plants that grow in and around water. I think in mosaic now while I draw. I used my Lamy calligraphic pen with Rotring drawing ink, diluted with water for the subtle areas. I draw directly in the ink without a pencil sketch to capture the looseness of my first lines. Normally the pencil is the purest line so I have gone directly to ink to keep that spontaneity.