Weekly Art Project: Week 28

Week 28 of my weekly art project considers the intriguing crevasses of a banksia cone. Banksia integrifolia  is endemic to the coast and my studio is surrounded by banksia trees. With the recent warm and wet weather, they have had a growth spurt and I have booked the Laundry King in to trim the tendrils so as to restore my studio view:

View from the studioLook beyond the new growth and you will see the gnarly form of the cones and clumps:Banksia

Banksia Cones

Banksia ConeI played around with some designs on my iPad and decided to pare this back to four simple lines:

The palette is intentionally low contrast but I look forward to experiment with different colours:

Weekly Art Project Week 28 - Banksia Cone Weekly Art Project Week 28 - Banksia Cone

View the Copa Abstractions collection from my weekly art project so far.

I look forward to seeing YOUR weekly art project. New participants are welcome to join in at any time.  Be sure to link back to your specific blog/social media post so that we can learn more about your inspiration and process.

Weekly Art Project Link Up: Week 28: 5 April 2017  

Week 14 of 2017

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Join the Weekly Art Project!

  1. Join the Weekly Art ProjectMake a pledge to participate – you can do this privately but there is power in a public declaration.
  2. Define the parameters of YOUR own weekly project*. Write it down somewhere!
  3. Record your results.
  4. Share a photo via the link up that I will post on my blog each Wednesday. (The link up for each week will stay open for 14 days.)

* Your project can be in any medium and size.  If you would like to explore working in a 6x6in square format, download the Weekly Art Project Design Sheet to develop designs at this scale.


  1. Candy Walker says:

    I seem to be a week ahead – oops

  2. I enjoy seeing your weekly projects and hope to participate; meanwhile, I’m observing. What a fascinating and interesting cone from the banksia tree. Thanks for showing us this; your interpretation of the different things you see is an enlightening experience!