Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Queensland Native

I'm almost done with this 6x8 oil on canvas, I adore Eucalyptus trees and yet have never painted one before. My grandfather's house had a grove of them similar to this tree that attain great height and substantial girth, and which shed long strips of bark and small gray seedpods, and smell wonderful. This particular tree is elsewhere, and I am in love with it!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey that's funny! My grandpa's house was surrounded by eucalyptus' too! : )

I love the smell of those trees - always so evocative to me. This is so pretty TK.