As I was reading about the Acacia, I learned that gum arabic is derived from this tree, and I have used it as an adhesive and an additive to ink for calligraphy purposes. It is also a common ingredient in some beverages (Fresca, RC Cola, Root Beer) and in Altoid mints, gum and M&M pretzels, as well as in perfume. The wood is used for hardwood floors and furniture.
As you can probably see, I enjoy learning from painting different subjects. I learn something new from each new painting, in this case, not only about the Acacia tree, but another lesson in painting with oil paints.
oil - 18x24 in