Friday, 8 March 2013

Poinciana - Part 1

One of the things I love about living in Brisbane is when the beautiful poinciana trees come into bloom over the hot and humid summer months. Honestly - the vibrancy, colour and superb climbing capacity of these trees make me feel so happy inside my heart that I made a pledge to myself to paint one over summer.

Well, despite my best intentions, 'life was life' over the summer just past. As a result, I finally got around to starting to paint my tree in autumn. (Hey, one can't rush these things. Better late than never, right?!)

I bought a large canvas and pulled out my paints (which were starting to feel neglected after my pastel pursuits of late) and set to work. After a lot of dabbing and mixing and stroking with some gorgeous, rich hues, here's where I got up to:

It's not too bad. I can see a few things I like about it, and a lot of areas still requiring significant work. <Sigh!> Regardless of this painting's success (or not), I'm really enjoying the process of creating a unique artwork and am looking forward to finding some time over the next few days to try and finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by, I'll see you 'round soon with an update.



  1. I love it Kate. The colours really appeal to me and I so wish I could do some good with a paint brush. Look forward to part two.

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely words Jan. I'm glad you like it! I'm looking forward to having some time tomorrow to continue on with my painting, so stay tuned for an update over the next couple of days.K x


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