Rhaphiolepis indica

Watercolour on paper
38 cm H x 35 cm W


I painted this for BASA's From The Garden online forum. I see it in proliferation on coastal walks and there are bushes around our apartment block gardens. The more I studied it, the more I wanted to add to the composition and I used that as a great learning curve even though I know (!) it is far better to plan very carefully from the outset. Having said that, I also thoroughly enjoyed trying to show as many aspects of the plant's characteristics as possible.