Bamboo from the Sunday Group

In April, the Sunday group tackled bamboo on dragon cloud paper. Following the Chinese tradition of painting bamboo in ink and vermillion ink, we used various varieties of ink and vermilion paint mixed with a little light ink (because no vermillion ink was available!).

We also looked at applying washes to dragon cloud paper. The one here was a dry wash, i.e. the paper wasn’t sprayed first, with paint applied from the front. It achieved a very pleasing even result which is enhanced by the texture of the paper.



Paper surface