This series of photos shows the progression from top to bottom of the second piece in a Triptych. Each one is filled with elements from the collectors garden. I am experimenting with different techniques along the way. The fine lines in the background represent the ivy ground cover on their property. I drew the outlines of the leaves and brush, then painting with colored inks inside of the lines. The shine is due to the layer of clay under the ink. People ask me all of the time, how long does it take to create a piece? To give you some idea, just the top green section of the leaf above took me four days to complete.