I'm playing around a lot with mixed media elements these days. I'd wanted to do these bamboo stalks for a long time but just wasn't getting around to it.
And finally when I did.... the board sank under the weight of the gloop I put on it! So couldn't get more colour on to adjust the tonal qualities. But I still like the outcome.... now this stands at a corner of my work table. Hope it brings some luck too! ;)