It was a hard night

AUD $500.00 Unframed

Pencil, gouache and gesso and River sediment on 356gsm Arches watercolour paper, 50.5cmh x 42cmw

If you would like this artwork framed, please allow at least 2 weeks for professional framing in wood moulding in colour of your choice: black, white or natural oak are available.


It was a hard night and the refreshing ocean waters were just what I needed to revive me. As I walked along the warm, glistening sand there was a coastal Banksia tree (Banksia integrifolia). With twisted and winding roots finding purchase on the sandy soil and stabilising the dunes.

Her gnarled, bent, and swollen trunk demonstrated her endurance as she was a grand and if somewhat broken, an aged, old dame. She looked like she had endured many long hard nights and day. Her strength and power was in her core. Her branches stretched up to take hold of the sun. She bore gifts of lemon-yellow soft golden cones bedded in slivery, khaki green leaves that swirled and matted to form a thick green sky above me.

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