Silver Princess Blossoms Linen / Cotton Tea Towel
Linen / Cotton Tea Towel, printed in Melbourne, Australia
50cm x 70cm
The Eucalyptus caesia was a rare and endangered species hailing from the Western Australian goldfields. It is now one of the most popular ornamental eucalypts - much loved by gardeners across the temperate areas of the Southern Australian states.
I painted this depiction of the E. caesia's sculptural weeping branches bearing silvery bell-shaped gum nuts with yellow tipped red blossoms in a mixture of watercolour and designers gouache.