Art Stuff - Plants in our Bush
I love our bush. I drew this lovely specimen of a Kiekie Freycinetia Bauriana -Banksii growing on one of our Nikau Palms over a period of several days in between family, animals and now deadlines for the next publication going out for our town newspaper. My Mum wondered why I was drawing plants instead of the animals. Well you have to learn to draw everything I told her. Pointless creating a painting of a native bird for instance sitting on nothing but empty air! One great painter of birds is the talented Raymond Ching. My mum has a book on him. Raymond sketched all kinds of things including the plants the birds either nested in or ate from the fruits. He's a great artist and his work is in galleries all over the world.