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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:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Aug-2006/13752-Ancient_red_gums_near_Melrose_7_500pix.jpg

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

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

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

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

paul444
08-22-2006, 08:49 AM
Great painting Susan, lovely scene.

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

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

leirrem

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

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

binkie

maddy777
08-22-2006, 10:14 PM
Gorgeous!

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

_________
Ian

CindyW
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!
Cindy

meowmeow
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!

Sandy

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.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Aug-2006/13752-Ancient_red_gums_near_Melrose_8_500pix.jpg

For those that like a zoomed in image. :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Aug-2006/13752-zoomed_in_of_trunk.jpg
:wave:

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

Karen

PeggyB
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.

Peggy

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.

Deborah

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.

:wave:

Doodlebug1967
08-29-2006, 08:36 PM
Only one thing can be said...absolutely incredible! WOW!

Ronda

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

Holley
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:

Tressa
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...
Bravo!!!
Tres

valchina612
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!!!

Melodie

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

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

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.