I am so pleased with how this painting has turned out now that it is framed! The frame suits it well, as it is made of Eucalyptus wood (Tassie Oak), and I like how the frame has transformed the painting into a robust three dimensional artwork. Sometimes, simplicity works best, and while I experimented with painting the shadows and background of this sprig, in the end I much prefer this simple image. It focuses the eye on the elegant forms and interesting colours of the eucalypt. Eucalyptus is such a well-loved tree here.
I love the fresh look of the piece; I like it so much that it WAS on the wall in my bedroom, which is a very good recommendation from me!
Drawn with silverpoint and painted in acrylic inks and gouache, on a reinforced mdf panel, this piece is 34.5 x 26 cm including frame, which is about 4cm deep. Ready to hang.