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Desert Blue – Original Painting


Helen Ansell Original Painting

This painting is currently on exhibition at Helen’s Pop Up Exhibition for the Wildflower Season in Mullewa and will be available to be posted when the exhibition finishes after September 30th 2021.

Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100cm.

Free pickup/delivery for Mullewa, Geraldton and Perth.

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Botanical Description

This depicts the perennial herb Dampiera wellsiana,which has a lifespan of over two years, and is an evergreen, 5 to 30 cm tall.

It is a native of southern Western Australia, floweringfrom August till December. Near Mullewa it can be seenalongside Pindar’s Wreath Flowers.

The Prickly Gecko (Heteronotia binoei) occurs across much of Australia. Its colouring mimics surrounding soil, from darkish to reddish brown. It grows to 11 – 12 cm, and is covered with scales, which appear rough, but are soft to touch. It cleans its eyes with its tongue.

It is found in many habitats and is often the most abundant reptile in many arid areas. But it usually only leaves its shelter at night to hunt moths and grasshoppers. It flees quickly when disturbed.

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