It’s 28 December 2018. Just coming up to lunchtime. I’ve been bringing a lot of things together: bamboo, gouache, egg shells, a silver pen. It’s been a great morning.

First, my phoenix idea. This kind of worked and I’m quite pleased at the way it turned out. I had to simplify the symbol, and the colours of the fire aren’t really bright enough. They are brighter in real life but the photo washed them out a bit.

Next, those bamboo sections. I painted on two of the white ones and the black one. (Click to enlarge)

A closer look. Hey, roses!

Not a bad morning’s work really. Going to do some carving this afternoon.

Morning Glory