you're reading...
Abstract Art, Painting

Painting on Paperbark

As some of you may know I am currently living in East Bentleigh – temporarily. Although I originally come from Melbourne, I have lived the past twelve years in a semi rural environment, so my current location feels very different.Many suburban streets of Melbourne are lined with Australian paper barks, planted enmass during the 70’s probably as a reaction to European trees, and that Australian natives are low maintence, so easy for council, or so they thought.

Of course now we have tall trees interferring with telephone wires, climate change, drought and bushfires… hence trees are awkwardly trimmed enmass!

That aside, I am enjoying walking around the urban streets – with my dog, Eddy – and collection bits of urban emphemera, including bits of paper bark that have blown off the tree trunks.

So, I thought I’d have a go at painting on some. Below is my first effort – a watercolour abstract. I think I will experiment a bit more tomorrow.

 
Paper Bark Tree
Paper Bark detail

Urban Landscape: Watercolour on Paper Bark

Advertisements

Discussion

2 thoughts on “Painting on Paperbark

  1. I’ve got a paper bark tree in my yard. It’s lovely but growing a little too close to the powerlines 😦

    I like your painting – very clever indeed! 🙂

    Like

    Posted by diannegray | September 7, 2012, 7:40 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Bookmark and Share

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Archives

Blog Stats

  • 48,149 hits
Creative Commons License
This work by Dawn Whitehand is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
%d bloggers like this: