Black watercolor on paper
I made a new version of that previous painting today. This time it’s made almost entirely with just two black paints I made myself- slate (PBk19, pigment from Kremer) and shungite black ochre (PBk10?, pigment from Natural Pigments). Early on I had used a small amount of the charcoal black from the last one but I ended up covering that one small area with the darker black ochre. This time I used a black goat’s hair quill mop brush from Da Vinci for almost everything, except a few corrections at the end. It’s a much coarser hair that doesn’t come to a sharp point at all, more of a thick and rounded blunt, and has almost no snap. It holds a lot of water though and can be used in a way very similar to a Chinese brush.