The Counsel is a richly decorated depiction of an ancient fig tree found on the historic grounds of the Rockhampton Botanical Gardens. The tree itself is over two hundred years old, and it's limbs and branches have served as shelter to the hot Queensland sun for generations of teaparties and picnics beneath its branches.
This artwork has been lovingly created using various techniques including watercolours, walnut oil (which is a deep sepia brown - used in calligraphy for centuries) pen and gold pigments.
The texture is even more beautiful in real life, depicting this tree in all it's monumental glory with a golden sparkle in the sunlight.
The Counsel - Original Painting
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN UNFRAMED ARTWORK
46cm x 61cm