We took an ice cream break at the Lourve. The air conditioner was on, but it was still hot. I whipped out the sketch book, making a quick pencil sketch on site, then finished the page back home in my studio.
The ice cream wording on the side bar “melted” when I brushed over it with water. To make it look better, I added red at the bottom of the letters.
I also decided to use a leaf motif I saw on one of the pots in the museum.
The leaf motif repeats the shape of the mint leaves in the ice cream dish.