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Susan Borgas
08-22-2006, 03:10 AM
Work is 47.5cm high x 68cm wide.
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Hi everybody :wave: . It has been awhile since I posted a pastel painting and thought I would share this one. If anyone is interested the work in progress for it is on my blog.

I think it is finished but do value C & C from WetCanvas as your fresh eyes often do pick up areas that need improvement.

Cheers :wave:


08-22-2006, 03:36 AM
Beautiful !!! You are soooo good at that folliage. I love the soft pastel colours in this.

08-22-2006, 03:45 AM
very very beautiful!

08-22-2006, 03:46 AM
Hi Susan , worth waiting for, an excellent painting.
Best wishes, Ken..

08-22-2006, 06:10 AM
Excellent painting, Susan. lovely light and colours.

08-22-2006, 08:49 AM
Great painting Susan, lovely scene.

08-22-2006, 10:03 AM
love it all, james

08-22-2006, 01:18 PM
Very beautiful Susan.


Bhavana Vijay
08-22-2006, 09:30 PM
Oh wow, its gorgeous, as always!!:clap:

08-22-2006, 09:47 PM
Another incredible painting!


08-22-2006, 10:14 PM

08-22-2006, 10:41 PM
Outstanding! You're such a great artist!


08-23-2006, 02:20 PM
Susan, these huge trees are wonderful subjects and I enjoy their ancient and lively mark upon your paper. Great work!

08-23-2006, 03:56 PM
What fabulous trees! YOu do such a wonderful job on three bark and foliage. It's always a treat to see your paintings!


Shane Keene
08-24-2006, 01:10 AM
Wow ... er, wow! :clap:

Susan Borgas
08-24-2006, 03:32 AM
Gosh I miss this forum. A huge thanks to you all.

I have now signed this painting and it is ready to be framed.

So many artists mentioned to me ( my blog, private email as well as other forums) that the trunk on the large tree to the right looked flat that I knew they had to be right. My eye tended to travel up the left hand side at a rush so a twiggy branch was added to slow things up a bit. I darkened the trunk slightly in from the left to help round it off but left some reflected light still coming in from that same side. Even though the timber under the "skin" of the tree trunk is red, the outer colour is very light after the bark has been discarded. I am a lot happier now than before with the final result.


For those that like a zoomed in image. :D


Karen Margulis
08-25-2006, 07:32 AM
Another wonderful painting. i just love your work! Thanks for sharing.


08-27-2006, 03:45 PM
Lovely as ususal Susan. I always enjoy seeing the different color palette used by Aussie painters. Your colors in nature just aren't the same as they are here. It is refreshing to my eyes.


Merethe T
08-27-2006, 04:30 PM
Stunning work, as always Susan! I love trees, and your's are always extraordinarily good...

Deborah Secor
08-29-2006, 12:15 AM
A nice way for me to finish off an evening of looking at artwork here at Wet Canvas. Aaaah, very satisfying painting.


Susan Borgas
08-29-2006, 07:47 PM
Karen, thank you. I may not post as often as I would like here but I do see artists work that post to their blogs. Yours and Merethe's I never miss.

Peggy, which goes the same way when I see works of other artist in different countries. :)

Merethe, I have to admit I am addicted to painting trees. I am also lucky that they are often the first to be sold.

Deborah, it was one of those paintings that was also very satisfying to sign.


08-29-2006, 08:36 PM
Only one thing can be said...absolutely incredible! WOW!


08-30-2006, 01:55 AM
Susan...beautiful piece, always a pleasure!! Mike

08-30-2006, 03:05 AM
Beautiful work Susan!!!

Susan Borgas
09-01-2006, 07:11 AM
Ronda, Mike and Holley; thanks for looking, it is appreciated. :wave:

09-01-2006, 08:26 AM
ahh Susan, I have missed your paintings..This is a beautiful painting, and the detail you show is amazing..The trees just shine with the lights, and I love the way you centered the attention by placing the orangey color on the right top of the left tree foliage...

09-01-2006, 09:45 AM
Hi Susan,

I haven't seen you in a long time -- I guess we've been in different Forums. :D I just love this beautiful scene -- the Flinders provides the best scenic views for an artist anywhere in Australia IMHO. This is so very, very Flinders and I love it to bits. Good luck with your Workshop tomorrow, if only I was just that wee bit closer, I'd love to be there myself. I'm hoping that a friend and I can venture up that way during Spring for a photography session. It's great to see this stunning work. :clap: :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

Rose Baggs
09-01-2006, 02:03 PM
Amazing painting!!!

M Douglas
09-01-2006, 02:12 PM
Stunning as usual Susan!!!


Adriana Meiss
09-01-2006, 02:50 PM
I'm always impressed at how good you are with aerial perspective. I love the purple mountain in the distance.

cal studio
09-02-2006, 06:31 AM
Loving this painting. It is so crisp! Colors are perfect : )

Susan Borgas
09-04-2006, 07:47 AM
Tres, Val, Rose, Melodie and Cathleen; thanks so much for commenting. :wave:

Tres thanks as the orange bits through the tree were meant to help hold some of the attention. You are not the only one to mention it hence I must have succeeded.

Val great to see you here.:wave: I have been all over the place lately on WetCanvas but still missed the forums that you have been posting in. If you can make it up to the Central Flinders during the Brush with Art Trail I would love to meet you. :D I will be working as artist in residence at the Wilpena Woolshed. I bet your own area is beautiful at the moment.