No jacaranda tree here

It is jacaranda season here in Sydney. Gorgeous avenues of purple. Soon they will be gorgeous ‘carpets’ of purple.

So, I started this drawing, with ‘great, I’ll do a jacaranda’. I looked and looked, bur could not quite work out how to start. Problem? My trees tend to look either like lolly pops or cauliflower. Neither of which is jacaranda-like. How does one paint a jacaranda with green trees behind and bits of sky showing?

As I kept staring at a jacaranda in the distance and pondering the question of how, this drawing emerged – a palm plant, monsteria and succulents – no jacaranda. The feeling is a bit like arriving somewhere and not knowing how you got there because your head is somewhere else! 


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