The banksia and an iconic Australian native plant. The flower heads are made up of hundreds (sometimes thousands) of tiny individual flowers grouped together in pairs.
The fruits protect the seeds from foraging animals and from fire. In many species the fruits will not open until they have been burnt or completely dried out.
I love Aussie natives - to look at, to smell and to paint. I wanted to paint a collection of Australian native plants, in an abstract way, full of colour and brushstroke. Natives are timeless. They look beautiful and dry so well, lasting a lot longer than other flowers. But a piece of art will last even longer and look amazing on your wall!
This artwork is painted on 300gsm watercolour paper.
MATERIALS PRINTS: Acrylic and posca pen on 300gsm watercolour paper.
HANDMADE: Original artworks are special. I want my art to invoke a feeling or a memory, making you feel something when you look at it.
I generally mix my colours as I paint, not always using them directly from the tube. There are no prints of this artwork. It is a one off.
CARE: All artwork is unframed. It is recommended to insert your painting into a frame suitable for A3 with matting surrounding the painting. This artwork can be placed behind glass.