Long ago a Chinese friend gave me a Chinese ink set – ink stick and slate. It gives a slightly brownish-black ink, and it’s possible to modulate the amount of pigment in the ink to get quite subtle shades. It seemed the right medium for representing the aftermath of the fire that swept across our mountain in the last week.
The painting is done on A3 paper, and at the default size it’s pretty useless. If you click on it, you can see it bigger.