Mangroves at the Inlet

Painting of Mangroves at Narrawallee Inlet

Every now and then I attempt to paint our beautiful mangrove trees at the inlet. I love the way light filters through the leaves and branches and the way the little sapplings emerge through the sand seeking light and life.

Narrawallee Inlet is only minutes away and empties and fills with every tide. The mangrove trees flourish along the edges of the inlet’s shores. We used to have a kayak, and at high tide, loved paddling in and around the mangroves.

Although I was reasonably happy with the painting, I knew I had tightened up yet again. So easy to do! Anyway moving onto the next. This is painted in watercolour on Arches 300gsm CP paper, approx 9 x 7 inches / 23cm x 18cm


  1. Thank you, Rae! You are right in everything you say. I suppose I am coming from a different angle, whereby I need to turn myself around 180 degrees. To me, it’s a bit like being old and trying to be a child again. I love oils, acrylics and pastels, but to me, they are all more forgiving than watercolour. Or is it the fear of having some fun? It’s a whole bundle of things. Please forgive my rambling on! I am getting there slowly and enjoying the journey. So, I will now just get on with it, and have some fun! πŸ™‚


      • That is never more true! I think watercolours are something that is more accessible to any person wanting to begin painting… I think oils, acrylics, and the like appear more scary to work in and also appear to look as though you need a lot of equipment. Watercolours are something you can begin with some paper, paint and a brush and not really need much more if you are happy with just that. It also has various styles and just appears like something ANYONE can try out! That said Watercolours proves itself to be actually a lot more difficult and intriguing once you begin, and you realize how therapeutic and majestic the medium can be.. Even just laying down single colours and wet on wet is really lovely to watch and do. And it is challenging to get things the way you want them to be without practice! (which is for any medium!) The only thing that stands out with watercolours is that it IS instantly likeable because of what i said (it is a medium that is soothing because in a way it is very free flowing – unlike a thicker medium that requires harder brushstrokes)
        πŸ™‚ KEep on enjoying Anica! πŸ˜€ Your work is really lovely.

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