8" x10" watercolour and watercolour pencil on Arches 300gsm rough watercolour paper

A bit more experimenting with watercolour :)
There are so many beautiful Jacaranda trees in full bloom at the moment. They seem to have such a magical quality about them. I love the carpet of purple they always get beneath them.
I keep forgetting to take a camera with me when I go for a drive, so this one is just from my imagination.

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jacaranda, tree, purple, magical, watercolour, dianne ilka

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  • Elisabeth Dubois
    Elisabeth Duboisover 2 years ago

    A simple but amazingly striking work or Art…love this Dianne :)

  • Thanks Elisabeth! It’s really simple yet there is something about it that I really like. I have always loved a jacaranda tree against a blue sky and this painting gives me that same happy feeling :)

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 2 years ago

    Love it!! Wonderful waterpaint! Pretoria is also full of jacarandas this time of the year!

  • Thanks Liz! We always have masses of jacaranda and silky oak trees flowering at the same time. It is really beautiful :)

    – Dianne Ilka

  • MoniqueGeurts
    MoniqueGeurtsover 2 years ago

    Great work! love the colours!!

  • Thankyou! I’m really happy with how the colours turned out on this one. (considering the fact that I still have no idea what I am doing with watercolours). I can only hope to be as good as you one day :)

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Jeannie26
    Jeannie26over 2 years ago

    24 October 2011

  • Thankyou so much! I really appreciate it

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 2 years ago

    Congratulations with the feature!

  • Thanks :)

    – Dianne Ilka

  • dabadac
    dabadacover 2 years ago


  • Thankyou so much! I’m glad you like it

    – Dianne Ilka

  • wormink
    worminkover 2 years ago

    loveley hues

  • Thankyou!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 2 years ago


  • Thankyou so much!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Kimberly  Daigle
    Kimberly Daigleover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work.

  • Thankyou so much!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 2 years ago

    Gorgeous work

  • Thanks Maggie! I really appreciate it!

    – Dianne Ilka

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