These's always something fascinating to me about gum trees and their blossoms. There must be hundreds of varieties and our hybrid is in our front yard. I have painted its leaves and blossoms before, but this time taken a different more looser approach. Watercolour and some ink on 300gsm Waterford Saunders CP paper.
Today's painting is of the bright yellow blossoms of our Golden Rain Tree as seen through our living room window. It's raining outside and it doesn't take much for the rain and wind to blow these blossoms off their fragile branches creating a beautiful bed of golden flowers on our lawn, and hence the name.… Continue reading Through our window
Largely consisting of negative painting these gum blossoms were a whole new adventure and took me nearly a week to complete. We have a lovely flowering gum in our front yard, which is rather small with only a small bunch of gum blossoms on it, so If I would have cut the only flowering branch… Continue reading Gum Blossoms
Low tide is the perfect time to explore the rocks, crevices and rock-pools of Bannister Head. This one was over a meter deep and a picture perfect aquarium of plant-life and crustaceans quickly running away at the sight of curious humans.
A quick 15 minute drive out of Mollymook takes us to Porter Creek Dam with bushwalks all round the place and lots of wildflowers to take in...
Since my days have freed up a bit, I have enjoyed exploring our local area in particular the native plant life, then researching to identify my finds. A book by Nicholas de Jong "Heathlands" walks and wildflowers of the Ulladulla Headlands has certainly helped a lot! Wonderful book! Today's little outing took me to the… Continue reading Exploring Narrawallee
With reef shoes protecting my feet from the oysters I was able to get some different angles at the inlet. The intricate beauty of the mangroves never ceases to amaze!