Artist's Drawing and Inspiration

Under the Apricot tree

I have wonderful memories of growing up in a rural area of my hometown of Bendigo. Our backyard was full of fruit trees, plums, peaches, apples and apricots. We also had some chooks. I loved feeding them and collecting the eggs. This painting is a trip back in time for me, combining our laden Apricot tree with those colourful chickens.


On my 51cm x 61cm canvas I sketched up my design using an H grey lead pencil. Although we didn’t have a rooster I decided to put this fellow in to add extra interest to

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