BAMBOO

2 purple stems of bamboo, with bright green leaves on each. On left, lower stem has 3 leaves. On right longer stem has 4 leaves. Background is black with lovely blue around stem where it meets the leaves.

Media: Oil on canvas

Size: 53 x 65

Price: $500 US

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Artist Comment

I saw a painting in a Chinese gallery that had a very shiny black background. So I wanted to try it. Bamboo is special for me. This is a particular kind, more rare I think, with purple stems. It was hard doing the colours correctly so it looked 3D since there are no other clues. It’s hard to get the right place – between a photo like bamboo and the idea of bamboo…

It’s hard to see on the web, but there’s a lovely blue glow around the top of the stems at the leaves.

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