Dusty Dusk

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Watercolour, gold and copper leaf on paper, framed in a classic white floating frame.


Boab trees are famous in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, and sometimes possess human-like characteristics.   They have been used by indigenous Australians for thousands of years as food and medicine. They produce nuts with a pithy, tart tasting inside, and strongly perfumed pale yellow flowers. They lose their leaves in the dry season, and this is the time when I like to paint them, as they're unmistakable in their shape.

I found these magnificent trees near Kununurra.  All of my boab trees are painted from my own photographs.  I don't often paint outdoors,  it's too hot and the watercolour often dries on my brush and on the paper too quickly as I paint, making it really difficult!