Monday, December 15, 2008

Purple Bamboo Painting

I painted this for a friend's Christmas present last week and only just now got around to posting it. It's on a canvas that was roughly 11" x 14" in size. I painted the background first using watercolors, mixing purple, white, and blue in various combinations. Then I used a matte finish protective spray before adding the top layer (bamboo and leaves). I finished it off with a few more coats of protective spray. There are some weird shadows showing up in the picture near the bottom of the painting...I was outside and it is from the sun and trees. Anyway, here it is:

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