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Anne McKenzie Botanic Calligraphic Art
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76 x 140 | Acrylic on mitsumata
The second piece that I have painted of Bamboo Nigra on handmade Mitsumata paper with a magical new handmade brush from Japan. Unable to paint outside because of the third London lockdown I chose to paint the bamboo which my husband has grown in a pot on the terrace. I now understand why bamboo is such a classic subject for painting, it is a graphic delight with brushstroke leaves and elegant slender vertical stems. In Feng Shui bamboo is used to bring peace and wisdom into the home.
This banner is painted on handmade Mitsumata paper from Japan which is unbleached and has a beautiful organic colour. The paper allows for smooth flowing brushstrokes and has delicate edges along with the watermarks of the paper makers Su or frame. in the finishing process the paper has been uniformly smoothed and wrinkled in a way that makes the piece look antique.
The banner is suspended from a simple batten and clear thread which can be removed on request if an alternative method of display is desired.
Bamboo 2 listed in:
Cedar of Lebanon 2 Pigment
Cedar of Lebanon 1 Pigment