PANEL PAINTING USING BAMBOO
1.1 BACKGROUND HISTORY
Panel painting, painting executed on a rigid support—ordinarily wood or metal—as distinct from painting done on canvas. Before canvas came into general use at the end of the 16th century, the panel was the support most often used for easel painting. A variety of woods have been used, including beech, cedar, chestnut, fir, larch, linden, white poplar, mahogany, olive, dark walnut, and teak.
The major aim of this study is to explore dramatically the use of bamboo sticks in the making of panel painting. This research is due to the quality of bamboo as regards to its effect in various weather conditions.
According to the British English dictionary “Panel is a (usually) rectangular section of a surface or of a covering or of a wall, fence etc.”(1) Panel painting also as defined by Wikipedia online “is a painting made on flat panel made on wood, either a single piece, or a number of pieces joined together.” (2)