Thursday, 2 May 2019

Flowering Gum in Clay Pot

'Flowering Gum in Clay Pot'
Best Pastel at Kilmore Art Show 2019

In my local area the Flowering Gums put on a beautiful display during the Summer.  I set out on a mission with scissors in hand to acquire a rather large bunch, only to find I had nearly missed my opportunity, as they were not as abundant and alive as they looked from the front seat of my car.  I managed to collect an adequate arm full and had the most fun painting them.  The clay pot I found recently in a second hand store.  I have been on the lookout for a pot like this for a few years after regrettably turning one down.  The imperfect finish on the pot in contrast to it's highly glossy glaze is wonderful.  Happily this painting won a prize at the Kilmore Art Show recently.  

1 comment:

  1. I feel like I could touch the flowers and foliage in this one!