On this particular painting, Nick had us draw bamboo from memory and then paint it. I am going to have to re-do the particular technique that he was trying to teach us because I didn't really succeed at using it in this painting. For the time being, this is what I succeeded in painting. The workshop was great fun. We used liquid acrylics, which is a medium I have never painted with before, other than to paint walls in my house and a few craft projects. I am so used to watercolor that I found it a little frustrating to deal with because it dries so fast. I do think that I will probably continue to paint with it sometimes when I want to achieve certain effects.