Tree silhouettes – Gungurru

Gungurru, pen on fineliner paper, approx. 150 x 180 mm.

A native of the Western Australian coast, the Gungurru Eucalypt (Eucalyptus caesia) is a beautiful weeping tree with silvery white stems, blue green leaves and bright pink hanging flowers. The specimen in my front garden is var. ‘Silver Princess’, so you can imagine the what prompted such a name.

Some piccies of the real thing.

I wanted to illustrate the gentle movement in its shape. I’m not sure if I have succeeded, but this is my attempt. I am certainly going to explore this subject furture, perhaps using different media.

(exploring black and white representations)