Australian Outback Gum Tree


Good morning to all.  This is a painting I have been toiling over the last several days.  I have pretty much finished it this evening/morning.  It is of an Australian Gum Tree in the Outback.  I wanted to post a couple un-edited close-up/detail shots.  I hope you enjoy it.  Have a wonderful week and a non-stressful Monday.  

Ciao for now,

k  i  m  b y



About Faires Fine Art

I am an oil painter, a photographer, and a writer who lives in San Francisco, California. I was an emergency RN and Clinical Nurse Specialist for 15 years and have now decided to embark on a new adventure and pursue that which makes me feel alive. My love for animals, nature, the sky, art, San Francisco, and its colorful inhabitants are what sustain me. I am grateful that you have taken the time to visit my blog. Please check out my oil paintings and photography at:

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    • Thank you very much. You made my day! It makes me so happy to know you enjoy some of my work. I try to update my blog regularly with whatever I am currently working on.

      You know…I never thought I had a creative bone in my body (and I was SURE I had no talent whatsoever!!!) until a dear friend basically ‘forced’ me to fool around with her oils several years ago after the death of my father. She thought it would help relieve me of some of my sadness. You know what? She was 100% correct!

      I am completely self taught. Everything I have learned I have done so by studying art on my own (going to museums, galleries, etc), looking at art, watching tutorials on the internet, and reading about oil painting…and I did it completely on my own. You can do the exact same thing, trust me! If I can, anyone can! Painting is my passion and it brings me untold amounts of joy….joy that I never knew existed…and IF it really did exist, I was convinced it (that kind of joy) would never find me. Why? Because I was scared and lacked the self confidence it took to ‘just do it.’ I was very nervous the first time I painted. That nervousness kept me from painting for most of my life. I, like you, had always ‘wanted’ to try painting; however, I didn’t think I could ‘do it.’ The first time I tried it, I realized that all of those years spent in fear of the unknown was simply unfounded. Like anything else, painting takes practice…but it is BEYOND worth it. God gave all of us humans the ability to be creative and artistically expressive…we just need to cultivate that inner creativity and stop listening to the untrue and negative voices in our heads, and society…you know those nasty voices that tell us ‘we can’t.’

      It is my sincere hope that you follow what your heart is crying out for you to do. Just give it a try. No matter how “good” you ‘think’ you are or are not doesn’t really matter….the point of painting is to do it for yourself and yourself alone FIRST and foremost. If you do decide to pick up that brush…drop me a line and let me know what you think about painting. I would love to hear about your adventure.

      If you need any help with getting started, I would be happy to share my knowledge. If someone would have done the same for me, I would have saved a ton of time. Oils are a complicated medium so be prepared. If you just want to experience the joy of painting in a simpler fashion and a lot less money, I would suggest starting out with acrylic paints in the beginning. Let me know if I can be of any help in the future.

      I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week….now go paint!


      k i m b y

      • hi kimby,
        thanks for those encouraging words and you know what, it could be used as your “about” page, since you don’t have much there 🙂 And trust me, I do not have those artistic talents, that’s for sure. But i do know talent when i see one. thanks again for taking so much of your time to reply.

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