I was flat out today and was beginning to worry that I wouldn't get time for a painting. I didn't begin this until 7.40pm, but thankfully it worked out ok and I finished it in just over an hour. I wasn't quite sure how I would approach it at first, but in the end I decided not to worry about it looking too realistic. Despite the invented flowers and foliage, I felt that I somehow captured the essence of the flowers and the ambience of the walk that I enjoyed with my husband yesterday. The yellow is supposed to represent the Hibbertias that were flowering in profusion all through the bush. The pink is Swan River Myrtle (I think!) and the splashes of purple are Hardenbergia and another type of peaflower and dampiera. I guess some of the yellow could also represent the donkey orchids which were unbelieeevably prolific - check out the flock of them below.
Here is the photo that I painted from and a few others that I took yesterday.