study of tree bark : Melaleuca quinquenervia

working on the 5th painting in a 9 piece series

it’s supposed to be inspired by birch and it’s supposed to come off as birch, but i’m having a hard time getting the ‘thin fragile paper’ aspect of it right, especially considering there are no birch trees in my current environment


so i’ve taken to studying the trees that are around me at this moment in time.
this one is squishy paper bark. gooey scar tissue. chunks of rubber.

technically invasive


cajeput tree
paper bark
broadleaf paper bark
broadleaf teatree
paperbark teatree
bottlebrush tree


soft firm tempurpedic mattress
cuddle bubble

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