I have almost given up of trying to paint this bamboo.  The original source painting is by Cai Xiaoli.  It is an advance bamboo painting  on silk or meticulous paper.  I bought the book long before I learnt the Chinese painting.  The book was on sale and I had been wanting to learn painting at that time but had no idea what kind of painting lesson I should take.  I have to say after reading the book and looking at those pictures, I desperately wanted to find a teacher.

The book has been on my bookshelf for years and I had tried to paint this bamboo many times without success.  Two days ago I tried again.  The result is quite alright compared to many previous tries.

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Source: silk painting by Cai Xiaoli