My inspiration for painting mostly comes from my environment.
The first wattle blossoms of 2020 have arrived. Wattle trees feature beautiful yellow blossoms, and tell us that spring is not far away. They are such happy looking flowers.
Australia has 1000 species of wattle and Australia’s national floral emblem is Acacia pycnantha, the Golden Wattle.
Many parts of the wattle tree are used by Australia’s indigenous population. The seeds are ground and made into damper. The bark and leaves provide medicines, and the wood can be used to make weapons.
September 1st was Wattle Day in Australia – the first day of Spring.
In the bottom left hand corner you can see a few little dots. These are tiny wattle leaves and blossoms which fell onto the canvas when it was placed outside. I thought they looked wonderful, and decided to leave them there. However, they will soon fall off.