I love the native plants of my adopted Australian home; there is SO much to learn about. Wattles (the national flower) on their own are a huge genus, there are around 1000 species here in Australia. At least one of these is in flower year round somewhere the country. Locally, I have noticed at least three different species flowering since the first ones appeared in autumn, when I painted this one. They will be in full flood on Wattle Day, the 1st of September, which is also the official first day of spring here. Because they bloom through winter into spring, they are one of those welcome flowers which embody the sunshine in the darker months, so it’s not surprising that they are well-loved.
Drawn with silverpoint and painted in acrylic inks, on a reinforced mdf panel, this piece is 22 x 30.7cm, and about 1cm deep with a white-painted edge. Ready to hang.