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I Love A Sunburnt Country

Arrangement of dried eucalyptus leaves

20 total reviews 
Comment from Christine Rohr


I didn't see this piece before. It is beautiful. Congratulations on your contest placement. It is very original and representational. If each leaf is individually painted it must have been a labor of love.

 Comment Written 09-Feb-2019

Comment from Monica Morrell


This is really well done.
Great technique. Amazing detail!
I love eucalyptus!
You are fortunate to have it abundantly available!
Great colors.
Beautifully presented and displayed!
Well done!

 Comment Written 09-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 09-Dec-2018
    Thank you Monica for you comment and the score - much appreciated and glad you enjoyed it.
Comment from mamamary


You are very talented. When I read eucalyptus I thought about all the sneezing I did when I had it in my car in a flower arrangement. It made me so sick. I don't want to mark this down because the art work you put into this is detailed and gorgeous. I do think if you would have used a black cloth and used some lighting the presentation would have been much better. Just my opinion, though.

 Comment Written 08-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 09-Dec-2018
    Thank you for your comments mamamary and the score you have given. Black cloth was tried (felt, velvet, gabardine and even black canvas) all hindered the design and did not allow it to 'pop'. This piece has not just been created for this competition it was created for a specific wall in my sister's home, where it catches the afternoon sun - it measures 20" x 40". Mamamary I don't understand your comment ...." I don't want to mark this down because the art work you put into this is detailed and gorgeous" - was it because of your past experience with eucalyptus ?
reply by mamamary on 09-Dec-2018
    I do have bad memories especially since I'm just getting over an allergy issue. I was referring to the presentation on the white cloth. I appreciate you telling me about the black cloth experiment. Maybe if a light was shown on the black cloth. It just seemed dull, but I didn't want to mark you down because the painting itself was so well done.
reply by the author on 09-Dec-2018
    Thank you mamamary but its not a painting its a collection of eucalyptus that I have painted different designs on the leaves then arranged and secured on the stretched canvas frame.
reply by mamamary on 10-Dec-2018
    I understand that. That is what makes it so much more impressive!
Comment from Jack Moore


This looks like it might have taken some time to do this kind of art, it is definitely something different. I always like to see something else which I think is great. I also like the many different designs. This fits in the frame really well. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing. JackJr.

 Comment Written 08-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 09-Dec-2018
    Thanks for your comments Jack and the score, yes it did take a while - 8 months actually, and was created for a specific wall in my sister's home, where it catches the afternoon sun - it measures 20" x 40".
Comment from iPhone7


Wow. How artistically creative and imaginative. Each leaf is meticulously well done and I am sure that this took a bit of time and patience to complete. This work of art certainly fits the spirit of the contest and I wish you all the best in the voting ~ Steve

 Comment Written 08-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 09-Dec-2018
    Thanks iPhone7, appreciate your words - took 8 months from start to finish and created for a specific wall in my sister's home, where it catches the afternoon sun - it measures 20" x 40".
Comment from Brendaartwork18


An unusual idea to take these dry leaves mount them on paper and paint. Quite a tricky piece of work and it's is quite successful and a pleasure to see this. I like the colour combination you have used and the formation flows flower like. Really nice composition.

 Comment Written 08-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 08-Dec-2018
    Thank you Brendaartwork18 for your score and comments. The colours represent the Australian bush and landscape and took 8 months from start to finish.
reply by Brendaartwork18 on 08-Dec-2018
    Well achieved. I thought it looked a lot of work.
Comment from jgrace


Very creative design. The painting on the eucalyptus leaves is well done and the patterns are very eye catching. Mixed media additions worked well. I can't think of anything that can be improved on. Well presented. Focus and lighting is good. Interesting piece to view.

 Comment Written 08-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 08-Dec-2018
    Thank you jgrace for your score and comments much appreciated.
Comment from dalebraatz


A very interesting and unique work of art, very creative thinking went into this, very nice colors and details and textures,
A pleasure to look at, thank you for sharing, dale

 Comment Written 07-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 08-Dec-2018
    Thank you for your score and comments dalebraatz, very much appreciated.
reply by dalebraatz on 08-Dec-2018
    Your welcome
Comment from ArtistCharles


Very nice piece of artistic exploration. It comes off like a piece of jewelry that could be readily worn. Nice balance, good colors and color placement. Well done. thank you for sharing.

 Comment Written 07-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 07-Dec-2018
    Thank you for your comments ArtistCharles glad you enjoyed it
Comment from Mary Christman


this is realy awesome. I love the details on the Eucalyptus leaves. they are just absolutley beautiful.
the color and so beautiful.
I also like how you arranged them on the canvas. shows your creativiy.
thanks for sharing.

 Comment Written 06-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 06-Dec-2018
    Thank you for you comments Mary and the score of 5, I really appreciate it. So pleased that you enjoyed my work. So often I have complained about the falling leaves so thought I would make them useful (LOL).