I looked up bamboo in Wikipedia, and found that this versatile, woody grass could be used for construction, textiles, eaten, and even has a medicinal use. I didn’t see it listed as a subject for artists, or any mention of its calligraphic potential. And yet, bamboo has been a subject of art for over a thousand years – infinitely interpreted and exquisitely rendered. So much history; so much intimidation! So I humbly present my own Ode to a Bamboo Grove for your perusal. Enjoy.
I love bamboo, we have a small clump of black bamboo that looks great. It’s spreading. Your picture captures the infinite movement of the bamboo, the leaves rustle on a whisper in even the slightest breeze.
I’m so glad the painting resonates with you. I’m thinking about trying some other new “vegetations.”