Inspire Me Thursdays :: Bamboo

This weeks inspirational word was 'bamboo'. I'm using IMT as an excuse to develop my watercolours, so I used them again. When thinking of bamboo the word 'resilience' always come to mind, and I wanted to paint something that shows bamboo withstanding the elements. So I tried to paint it as if it was in a rainstorm. Hope I managed to pull it off. I didn't have any images of bamboo, so it might not look very accurate, I just made it up. This was much fun - very messy and wet, I have splatter stains all on my wall and floor! Let me know what you think.


Spirit Whispers 8 March 2009 at 07:43  

Think you've captured it perfectly... & doesn't everyone have splatters all over everything, lol??

Hibiscus Moon 8 March 2009 at 09:03  

You did a great job with this. I can feel the driving rain in a tropical storm.

I love bamboo, my house if filled with it like a hut on Gilligan's Island. Oh, and have you ever used a bamboo bath towel? Paradise.

sunnymama 8 March 2009 at 20:10  

It's a lovely picture. It looks like it was fun to do.

Jan 10 March 2009 at 07:14  

Beautiful result! Bamboo, supposedly, has the highest vibration in the plant world. You captured it perfectly.

Haley, dear, I love your War Child effort. If you could e-mail me privately, I would like to send a wee donation by mail. Our bank's charges for conversion are just too high (and wasteful) to use. Visit me at You'll find my email address there. Love, love...

Haley @ Iridescent Dark 10 March 2009 at 11:35  

Spirit Whispers: Splatters are obligatory, surely?! ;D

Hibiscus Moon: Thanks! No, I have not had the luxury of a bamboo towel yet *sigh*, perhaps one joyful day!

sunymama: Yes, it was much fun thanks!

Jan: I never knew that, quite interesting . . . *ponders*. And as for the donation thing, I just emailed you, and all I can say is I love you! You are just too kind xxxxx

Diana Evans 10 March 2009 at 18:14  

wonderful work!!! very neat with the flow....

Pascale 16 March 2009 at 16:15  

I like this one! The colors are great! And I love the "flow"! Beautiful...

laurel 18 March 2009 at 09:40  

Beautiful painting!

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