Banana tree, Mauritius

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Watercolour of a banana tree, Mauritius, Róisín Curé

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Limited edition print (200). Watercolour area 369 x 297 mm
This painting was made in 2012
on the Indian ocean island of Mauritius.

I watched this banana tree, which was outside an upstairs window, over a period of months, meaning to draw it. I finally got around to it, but I noticed that the leaves had become very ragged, and a new tree was growing beside it. The old tree had fruit on it, which more than made up for the ragged leaves. I found the light through the leaves ever-inspiring and I could paint it many times over.