Saturday, August 6, 2011

Eucalyptus Trees in the California sun

I had the opportunity to visit one of the people in my International postcard exchange and have lunch with her. It was so beautiful outside that we walked over to the park across the street and sat under some trees to paint. The sun was shining through the trees creating wonderful shadows across the grass. There are many types of Eucalyptus trees, they grow very fast and some have beautiful blooms. Their bark peels off the trunks to reveal a white base creating wonderful colors up and down the tree. Living in California, along with palm trees, these are painted almost as often. This is a cropped version of my two page layout in my sketchbook painted ala prima.


  1. The colors in the shaded areas beneath the eucalyptus trees are beautiful shades of green, blue and lavender giving the appearance of a cool place to rest on a warm day in Ca. Nice

  2. Beautiful effect, Desiree...I especially like the sun shining through the leaves.


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