Wednesday, 28 January 2009

It's not just Pandas who like Bamboo!

Bamboo, the word, conjures up all sorts of images from the actual plant to furniture! It is an extremely versatile plant that is also very strong. Here some can be seen growing in a wood in Kyoto, Japan. image

Bamboo is the fastest growing woody plant in the world. The plant is used extensively in gardens, as a building material, and as a food source. Here I come back to the theme of a food source for the giant Panda! Not only this the bamboo pulp is now made into a bamboo fabric which is light and strong and is supposed to have some antibacterial properties!

The plant is often used in painting since it has such an interesting formation of colour, texture etc. The Chinese have always been the masters down through the years creating the most beautifully delicate images.

I do not profess to have those qualities but did enjoy trying to depict an abstract image in different colours for my latest set of ACEOs. Remember ACEOs (Artist Card, Editions, Originals) only have one rule and that is that they must measure 3.5" x 2.5". They can be created using any medium which makes them an exciting and affordable way to collect original art!

Here I have created 3 different ACEOs with the same theme. They can displayed separately or as a set! For further information please visit my store on Etsy.


Bamboo - Purple original encaustic ACEO


Bamboo - Blue, an original encaustic ACEO


Bamboo - Green, an original encaustic ACEO



Sixsisters said...

Love the bamboo series Pat.

AltheaP said...

Lovely, Pat. Bamboo grass (same family I think) is quite a nuisance around here.

storybeader said...

nice! I know my mom grows bamboo in containers, IN the ground! because it will just take over her backyard. It is pretty, though...

kimforbeads said...

Love it, yes bamboo is very versatile and very cool. Love your ACEO's great job. Best wishes to you.

thewildhare said...

I do love bamboo, and wish it would grow without taking over everything! I have seen bamboo growing in areas of the mountains and it stays in a small space, but that doesn't seem to work in my neighborhood! Love your ACEOs as well, Pat!

Julie said...

Love your bamboo ACEO's, my background is papercraft and the term we use is ATC (Artist Trading Cards)Really enjoyed looking around your blog, although I dable in encaustic art I really should do more as it is such a fantastic medium.

On a Whimsey said...

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments!

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