Saturday, August 29, 2009

Eucalyptus



This is the eucalyptus that I have painted and sketched many times before and Ivy and I walk by every morning. Today I noticed this huge branch had broken and fallen probably during the night. Euc's do that, drop branches, that is, and when they fall there is a loud crack and then the branch comes crashing down. This particular spot is very good for dogs to sniff for long minutes on end. What if we would have been standing there when it decided to fall?

6 comments:

Gerald said...

Really nice textures on that tree!

Laure Ferlita said...

I've heard them called "widowmakers" For that reason - that they just drop branches. We've been having that problem with some of the older oak trees around here.

Leks said...

:O) than we would drop a few hands or heads,:O)with a soft crack too but I'll rader go for long term sniffin'around,or paintig it!No picnic under the Euc's! :O)
Great piece,hugs and love Aleksandra

cardesin said...

Pat
Woww! I like the treatment given to the trees, clearing brush, just paint it .....
Very good job!
jk

dominique eichi said...

THank God it did not !. Great piece

Lin said...

I really love how you 'color' your trees and wet in wets, Pat ... really beautiful, inspiring work!

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