Xylocarpus granatum (Cannonball mangrove)

Works on Paper

Finalist

Watercolour

70 x 54cm

I first saw Xylocarpus granatum when on the Daintree River looking for crocodiles.  It was among many other mangroves lining the river but stood apart because of the fruit.  It impressed me so much that it initiated my personal project to paint the mangroves of Australia.  This is the first one completed.

by Deirdre Bean