In a group painting session, a Hummingbird Activity Specialist invited artists to find inspiration in a piece of eucalyptus bark and then paint it to create a textured art piece. Artists handled pieces from a selection laid out on the tables. When they connected with a bark piece, they designed their painting. Some discovered an animal in their piece. Others liked the look of a color or colors on the bark. The transparency of watercolor paints allowed details of the bark’s surface to show through. Some artists made several pieces. A few were hesitant at first, but then found their muses in the bark.
Helpful tip: The bark is fragile, so holes should not be put through them. To hang them, use double thick thread, jewelry stringing cord or fishing line.