COO….WELL-DONE THERE, MATE!!!
I love painting tree fairies and I have been experimenting with painting them on the bark of the Australian paper bark, Melaleuca quinquenervia trees. We have a lot of them here in Southern California. I love the organic shapes and the textures and feel painting on a natural piece of bark fits with my art. The paper-like bark peels right off of the trees and it doesn’t hurt the tree to harvest the bark.
This is an ancient art tradition of the Aboriginal people of Australia. They created wonderful dot paintings, often times telling the stories of their dreams. I found out about this style of art a few years ago when I was researching the art of different countries to teach in my art workshops for teens. It is still a popular art style, and I found many beautiful paintings on the internet. It has also become one of…
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