Eucalyptus Revisited

"Eucalyptus Revisited"
10" x 8"
Pastel on black canvas

I was compelled to tackle the eucalyptus tree I drew with graphite the other day in pastels. The colors were as appealing as the composition. 

I like how the weeds in front lead us to the stream, which takes us back up to the tree and the crop behind it.


Trout Stream and Spotted Gum

"Trout Stream and Spotted Gum"
6" x 6"
Graphite on paper
I have it on good authority that this is a trout stream and by the shape of the cluster of trees to the right they are Spotted Gum Trees — Eucalyptus Maculata. This eucalyptus is native to the eastern side of its country and is densely crowned, fast growing and has smooth bark. 

I didn't feel like executing a Zentangle heart today, so this little landscape is my weekend offering.