Eucalypt Princess by © Karin  Taylor

Eucalypt Princess

Drawn on sketch paper with a mechanical pencil, then photographed and painted in Procreate for iPad with a stylus pen. This painting took the longest of any I’ve created. There was a lot of detail and somewhere near the end the rubber tip on my stylus ripped and started leaving black rubber all over my iPad screen too. Despite all that, I really enjoyed creating her, she was inspired by one of my favourite childhood authors and illustrators, the wonderful May Gibbs who created The Bush Babies, so it’s in honour of her. Eucalypt Princess symbolises all that we love about the bushes and forests, nature, trees, the wilderness. She is tender and loving toward the habitat and wildlife, here she is nursing a little blue bird that seems to have lost it’s way. I hope you like her, thank you for looking. To see more of my art and prints, please go here

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  • Jennifer Rhoades
    Jennifer Rhoadesover 1 year ago

    Sooo charming! Love the detail and those eyes!! FANTASTIC work, Karin!

  • Thank you soo much Glitterfest, I’m so happy you like her, she took such a very long time to complete (which I am so not used to) but it teaches me patience, and I think it was worth it to take it nice n slow, I feel like I put every breath and all of me, into this one, I hope she gives people a good feeling :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 1 year ago

    Wow Karin this is so beautiful!!!

  • Thank you so much dear Mel, it’s so wonderful to see you, I hope life is treating you well….I’m so glad you like her, she is right into nature and birds and I hope her sweet disposition is agreeable to everyone, I feel as tho she is a guardian of animals in the forest, this is what I would imagine a guardian might look like anyway :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Heather Thorsen
    Heather Thorsenover 1 year ago

    What a beautiful little princess. It has been a privelage to follow her progress on FB. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  • Thank you so much Heather, it’s so good of you to share the journey and the progression with me, I am very appreciative you did, and so pleased you are in favour of the finished piece! ;) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanover 1 year ago

    Exquisite Karin. just the most beautiful art piece … wonder you aren’t found by one of those big card company’s [Hallmark ]?? [sorry not on much now … ]

  • Thank you so much Ginny, well that is amazing about the gum nut earrings you used to make and necklaces too, now I do recall necklaces back in the eighties, and I think I’ve seen them being worn on that show ‘Kath & Kim’ quite a bit, yours sound so lovely, I imagine they were beautiful. I’m so happy you like her, it would be a dream come true if that were to happen (the Hallmark thing) but I’ve stopped holding my breath lol xox

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanover 1 year ago

    Just noticed the gum nut earrings! Lol I used to make earrings and things like that, necklaces , sew them onto shirts too . Real nuts , suede leaves..and leather

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerover 1 year ago

    really beautiful work Karin..well done!!

  • Thank you so very much Cathy, delightful to see you my friend, I hope all is well in your beautiful world of painting and ceramic masterpieces, sending love, aloha and hugs xoxo

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 1 year ago


  • Thank you so much dear Ellen, most wonderful to me that you like her, I appreciate the lovely feedback :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • scallyart
    scallyartover 1 year ago

    OHH!! so very lovely and such detail you put into all your work. I love this.

  • Thank you so very very much, I’m so happy with your response to the detail, as I think this might just be one of my most detailed pieces ever, apart from my other painting “Sunday” into which went a lot of blood, sweat and tears also lol…Really appreciate your lovely feedback!! :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 1 year ago

    So gorgeous Karin – Love this xx

  • Thank you so very much dear Gail, I’m thrilled that you love this one, I really spent myself on her, and even broke my drawing tool (the stylus) in the process, so much detail was in the drawing initially, I forgot what a big task it was going to be, painting her! It took weeks! lol…usually I aim for completion of the drawing on one day, and completion of the painting in the next day, so 2-3 days tops….unlike this one! I hope all is well with you! xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 1 year ago

    Awwww, this is incredibly beautiful, Karin, Your detail work is astonishing: the crocheted shawl, which becomes a spider web, at her neck; the dress of tiny moths or butterflies, hearts, and grass; her Eucalyptus-leaved hair and should straps; the gorgeous, stained glass butterfly wings; her flower earrings; the “cattails” and dragonfly; the exquisite water and patterned trees; and of course the precious bird, always (I believe) a symbol of free spirit. She is just gorgeous, Karin. YOU are an amazing artist.

  • Hey Frannie, thank you so much for your delightful praise, it really made me smile and feel so wonderful. I really appreciate you noting the details and ‘seeing’ into the painting, all the little things that went into it, I wondered what those reed things were called ‘cattails’ yes, that’s right…..I didn’t ever realise that the bird was symbolic of the free spirit, but I love that you brought it to my attention, as that’s exactly how I feel whenever I see them soaring above me, I almost feel I could fly too, if I just let go :) My heart is so full of gratitude for you Frannie…heart-hugs xoxo

    – © Karin Taylor

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