Wednesday, August 27, 2008
This Panda watercolor painting measures 11 X 15 on Arches 300 lb paper. The background of bamboo was done using a Chinese painting technique....wanted to make sure this cute guy had plenty of bamboo to eat!
From "Chinese Brush Painting Techniques", author Stephen Cassettari says of bamboo.... "Many Chinese artists will spend their artistic life painting this one subject in its infinite variations. Being hollow, bamboo symbolises the tranquility of inner peace, when one is empty of worldly concern. Bending with the wind and snow, it does not break but returns to its upright position when the wind and snow stop. Thus it combines flexibility with honesty, with the quality of remaining true to its principles."
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