This paper should be painted over with candle soot tempered with thin glue, then smear the leaf thinly with white lead in oil as is done to letters in printing, and then print in the ordinary way. Thus the leaf will appear shaded in the hollows and lighted on the parts in relief; which however comes out here just the contrary.
To make a fine green take green and mix it with bitumen and you will make the shadows darker.
Use black in the shadow, and in the lights white, yellow, green, vermilion and lake.
The rest of the morning.
a bird with wings akimbo appears to be sliding down a stretched string. On a diagonal.
Buon giorno, the wind and the rain.