Thursday 24 January 2013
I am coming to realise that I enjoy painting shiny things. So when I saw the Daily Paintworks glass challenge, I had to enter!
I have quite a few old bottles that I collected decades ago near old mining sites in the Western Australian goldfields, some abandoned since the days of the great gold-rushes. I wouldn't have a clue as to what the original contents were for this odd shaped bottle. Over the years from exposure to the sun, the colours in the glass have ripened into beautifully rich hues.
The flower is from a malaleuca (paper bark tree) growing in our garden. Unfortunately its future is in peril because of needing to replace the fence.