Tuesday, February 26, 2008


I love painting bamboo.  It's my favorite subject for sumi-e, at least of all
the four gentlemen.  The background looks a little mottled.  I happened
to experiment with a paper I usually reserve for woodcut; Gampi 
off white, that I found through McClains. It seems to photograph
that way because of the buff character of the paper.  Sometimes I
know that I'm back on track with this water/ink art by the sound
of brush on paper.  There seems to be a sweet sound when the paper
is accepting of the brush.  When an artist gets into that sweet spot it 
really seems like the paper is drawing nourishment from the brush.


laura said...

Bamboo was my favorite to paint too, but I never managed one as lovely as this--so fluid; makes me think of the sound of light wind in palm fronds ... I like the pale accompanying bamboo too; this composition is very pleasing, subtle--perfect for bamboo.

Bill Evertson said...

Thank you Laura

Teri Prestash said...

Bill- this is stunning!
The beauty is in it's simplicity but I know that unlike my hit and run posts a lot of work went into making it simple.

Bill Evertson said...

It's easier to come up with a few good pieces when you've been practicing the same form for eight years or so. Still hard to make every effort 'look simple'. Thanks