Home Among the Gums Trees

Updated: Sep 6, 2018


Home Among the Gum Trees

Nestled among the gum trees this beautiful country cottage is typical of many near the south coast of Western Australia. I have past this scene many times and never considered it an interesting subject. Until one day when the sun was in the right place illuminating tree trunks and foliage, thus transforming an otherwise ordinary scene into what I considered a paintable subject. 

Deciding to make the old home my center of interest, everything else was rendered subordinate to that focal point. Colors were enhanced, free range hens added and a hint of wispy smoke from the rooftop chimney lets us know that someone is home.

It seems many people are now leaving the city life and relocating to the countryside to be among the trees and the birds and the bees.

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