|'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.