Kowhai Flower – Sophora Microphylla
This is a tree I was studying in Auckland at the Cornwall Park. The kōwhai is one of the best known native trees in New Zealand and best known for their brilliant yellow flowers that appear in profusion in Spring. There are eight species of kōwhai recognised in New Zealand. This one here is called Sophora microphylla.
My drawing was one of 40 selected artworks for the Botanical worldwide exhibition ‘Ngāi Tipu Taketake – Indigenous Flora’ in 2018.
The original Artwork is made with graphite pencils on ‘Fabriano 300g’ paper. A3 Fine Art Prints are available on 340g white textured gallery quality giclée paper in my Etsy Shop