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It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing. Doo wop doo wop doo wop...hello! Welcome to my art blog from Tasmania, Australia. I post very randomly on my various art projects while also working in plant genetics. For more, please try the links to my various art pages or email me at silvergumstudio@yahoo.com.au. Thank you for visiting!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

I've just picked a few kilos of tomatoes from the garden - coincidentally, while waiting for this painting to dry.  Of course, it's for 'When I was a girl in Sudan' - the main character is the girl in the centre.  They are growing bananas, okra, pumpkins, passionfruit and beans.  This book is set in a steamy and tropical part of South Sudan.
I could have put in some tomatoes, but I was determined to have a green and purple colour scheme, and tomatoes would have ruined it.
The picture goes with this border of passionflowers and chameleons:

One of the authors, Terry Whitebeach, photographed the chameleon standing on the road on her visit to South Sudan.  I was dying to get it in somewhere, and it was just perfect for this page.

4 comments:

  1. Gay you are a bit of a chameleon yourself, so many colours to your rainbow of talents!

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  2. Green and purple color scheme is outstanding! The color is so lively and vibrant. Fantastic! And the little chameleon is adorable.

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  3. I love these delicate little drawings!

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! I love the chameleon & passion flower border! And the main illustration is so lush & vivid! The limited color palette of greens & purples really works!

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