Caitie Kohl Bamboo Forest (Side 1), 24x34in ink gesso and charcoal on watercolor paper 2019 Bamboo Forest, Slide 1 is a plein air drawing inspired by bamboo found in the lush valley of Manoa, and by the ukiyo-e Japanese woodblock prints in the Lange collection at the Honolulu Museum of Art. In this drawing, I poured ink directly onto the paper and, while the ink was still wet, I used white gesso to describe swaying leaves. When the ink and gesso dried, I used charcoal to define the swinging bamboo stocks, conveying breeze and movement.
Caitie Kohl Bamboo Forest (Side 2), 24x34in ink gesso and charcoal on watercolor paper 2019 Bamboo Forest, Slide 2 is the reverse side of my plein air drawing of a bamboo forest. The ink bled directly into the paper, creating an abstracted, mirrored reflection on the reverse side.