These designer tea towels by Jill Booth feature paintings of tropical fruit and nuts from North Queensland, Australia.
There are more in the series - the first three here, printed and in stock, ready for you to purhase. Free freight within Australia.
Please click on each image to see it enlarged.
Tea towel fabric is top quality linen and cotton mix (70/30). Designed in Port Douglas and digitally printed in Australia, they are a generous size - 50cm x 70 cm.
The paper wrappers are specially designed to look attractive and to be practical when displayed in a retail situation. Each fits inside an Australia Post packet for posting to you or as a gift, direct to your friend.
The paintings of twelve different types of tropical fruit started as sketches of the local fruit and of the trees on which they grow.
The pineapple, for instance, grew in my garden from the top of one which I had eaten, taking about two years to reach maturity. I was particularly interested in the repetition of the shapes and rough texture of the skin and the leaves as well as the golden and green colours of each.
Coffee grows in my garden too, its short-lived perfumed white flowers soon giving way to green coffee fruit, which turns a bright red when ripe, then dark brown as the seed (bean), with which coffee lovers are familiar, ripens.
Sketches were enlarged onto good quality watercolour paper then painted in a free manner using transparent acrylic paint, building up layers of colour to give a depth and richness to the whole. Details were added with watercolour pencils.
These designs are 'waiting in the wings'. Which ones do you like best? Click on each to enlarge then tell us via the FB Comments at the bottom of this page.
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More designer tea towels by botanical artist Julie McEneny here.