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Susan Borgas
11-01-2007, 01:30 AM
Timeless Land, Melrose
Approx 34cm x 48cm
Pastel on burgundy Colourfix Paper

This is the second painting that I had promised to show you. It is of my recent work in residence at Wilpena Pound.

After a workout yesterday (puff puff) wrapping the framed painting safely for the post, it was sent off for a destination interstate today.

As you can see the work is a little different to what I have done in the past yet it is still all about my beloved eucalyptus trees that I do so much enjoy working with. :wave:

Rob Hendriks
11-01-2007, 01:40 AM
I wish I could paint trees like that!Beautiful!

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11-01-2007, 03:39 AM
OMG .. that's a painting?? I thought it was the reference picture. It's simply stunning.

11-01-2007, 04:29 AM
oh my lord WOW this is amazing!!!!!

cal studio
11-01-2007, 06:55 AM
I love all of your paintings. This one is yet another beauty!!!!

Andi Rebirth
11-01-2007, 07:09 AM
Susan, this is a materpiece. Trees are my favorite subject, you have really touched me with this painting.
Your rendition shows the majesty of age, in this tree. Teally exceptional. Andi

Donna T
11-01-2007, 09:12 AM
This is so beautiful, Susan! That tree has so much character and it sure looks like it has been there forever.


11-01-2007, 09:54 AM
I simply cannot imagine pulling that off. This tree is magnificent and I sure am glad you shared it with us. Wow!


11-01-2007, 10:49 AM
Another winner Susan! Beautiful!


11-01-2007, 11:18 AM
Amazing, truly amazing! Wow!

11-01-2007, 11:21 AM

Kathryn Wilson
11-01-2007, 11:59 AM
Another stunner - you keep on putting them out. I does pay to know your subject and you know this tree so well.

nana b
11-01-2007, 12:16 PM
Susan, when I saw this I was hit with intense emotion almost to the point of crying. It's god's creation along with your visual interpetation and it really got to me! Part of it is the mood I'm in (which I'm in most of the time), thankful to be alive, blessed with wonderful family and this god given opportunity to create art myself (with pastel as my chosen medium). I can tell you really put yourself into your art with every stroke of the pastel! Keep it going....and going..and going!:clap:


Paula Ford
11-01-2007, 12:35 PM
WOWZER!! Fabulous work Susan!


11-01-2007, 01:37 PM
That's a tree worth hugging.

Great - (now can we have the photo of the painting and not the scene itself :evil:).

Wonderful ! Well done..........

Do you have any other photos of the painting - close ups ?

Merethe T
11-01-2007, 01:40 PM
Woohoo - I'm so glad to see you posting again, I've missed your work!! And of course, you're back with a bang! I love this, I'm stunned yet again - I don't get how you manage to create those trees so incredably good!!
Wonderful work, just stunning!!!

Gotta go find the other painting, I seem to have missed a thread....will not have any such thing... ! ;)

11-01-2007, 01:41 PM
I "ditto" everyone's comments too. And it's already sold! :)

water girl
11-01-2007, 01:44 PM
This is absolutely stunning. I could look at this for hours. There are so many interesting details to examine. Thank you.

11-01-2007, 04:02 PM
beautiful work! love your composition and use of color!

11-01-2007, 04:59 PM
Just beautiful!


Winny Kerr
11-01-2007, 08:07 PM
Oh Susan, that is beautiful. I'm going to try one now as Blair would so love an Australian scene. You motivated me. I doubt I'll come even close to your perfection.

Charles Perera
11-01-2007, 08:20 PM
Your painting is absolutely fascinating.


11-02-2007, 04:50 AM
Susan that is gorgeous. I can't believe it is pastels! I'm with you on the eucalyptus trees. I suspect I may have been one in a former life.

11-02-2007, 05:36 AM
Hi stranger! :D Fantastic as always. And as always you capture 'home' for me perfectly :)

11-02-2007, 05:54 AM

Taken my breath away!!!!!!

11-02-2007, 08:53 AM
Oh wow, the *detail* on the tree bark just knocks my socks off. How long does it take you to achieve something like this. I'm totally gobsmacked. Just lovely.

Mary Brigid
11-02-2007, 09:08 AM
Fantastic Work
Mary Brigid

Susan Borgas
11-02-2007, 08:51 PM

This is take two because I was about to post my reply in this thread yesterday then lost it due to the power dropping out……for six hours! :eek:

First I would like to thank you all for taking the time to post a reply about this work and have to say I am blown away and very chuffed by what you all have said.

Andrea lee & nana b; what can I say but the biggest thank you possible. For this work to really ‘speak’ to you in an emotional way to me is the biggest compliment anyone can give an artist.

Geoff your comments always make me smile and for you and everyone else of course I have now posted a close up.

Winny whatever you do for Blair he is sure to love it. Maybe choose an area that you are both familiar with, especially a region that you yourself have visited, which will help you so much more to paint a scene that you will be happy with. :wave:

Debbie C I did start with a very detailed drawing. More so than usual with this one because of the tree trunk being closer than what I would normally do. Also because I had people around me (artist in residence) while working on this I needed to be able to find my way with the bark without getting lost. I have to admit what I thought was going to be an easy subject to paint turned out to be difficult, especially making sure the tonal values were placed as I wanted them. There was approximately ten days of work.

Golly so many replies to this post; so many lovely things said. THANKYOU! :grouphug: