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I Love A Sunburnt Country

Arrangement of dried eucalyptus leaves

20 total reviews 
Comment from fotogran


My goodness, what a lot of painstaking work. But worth every bit of effort. Made into a wreath, it would be beautiful hanging on a wall. Eucalyptus trees are ubiquitous here in California. Not native but they seem to like it here. Giving a six because it is amazing.

 Comment Written 06-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 06-Dec-2018
    Yes there was a lot of work involved, thank you for you kinds words and the 6 - much appreciated fotogran
Comment from David Ruhl


Besides being a beautiful and artistic arrangement, I think this deserves 6 stars simply for the amount of work you put into this by painting each leaf with a unique pattern. I hope you put something on it to preserve and protect it, as it seems it could be damaged quite easily. Nice work!

 Comment Written 06-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 06-Dec-2018
    Yes David it has a light coat of lacquer sprayed on the leaves. Thank you for giving the 6, so glad this has been received well by all.
Comment from michiganmike


A beautiful presentation that is nicely arranged. I like the painting on the leaves (not so much the "I love a sunburnt country" one). The colors are fantastic. A great idea which should fare well in the contest. Good luck.

 Comment Written 06-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 06-Dec-2018
    Thanks Michiganmike, glad you like the arrangement. The leaf that's painted with the words "I love a sunburnt country" was not my ideal choice would have preferred a nice typed sign at the bottom, but the naming had to be incorporated in the piece and what better than a handpainted leaf? Thank you for your score.
Comment from GaliaG


Interesting and unique idea

excellent symmetry, use of colors, focus and clarity

good presentation, initial impact and creativity

thanks for sharing

 Comment Written 06-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 06-Dec-2018
    Thank you for your kind words GailiaG and high score.
Comment from seshadri_sreenivasan


Creative concept. Imaginative presentation. Skillful technique with excellent arrangement with painted eucalyptus leaves. An out-of-the-box creation. Good luck!

 Comment Written 06-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 06-Dec-2018
    Thank you seshadri for your kind words and score.
Comment from Elijah Lee


Hello there SheryLeg, this is a simply great Idea, and the composition and chosen pattens and style is well rendered here!
Great work!
Thanks for sharing!
Hope to see more soon!

 Comment Written 06-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 06-Dec-2018
    Thank you for your kind words Elija_Lee and your score, it was worth the time and effort, I'm very pleased at how it turned out.
Comment from Susan F. M. T.


A very beautiful & imaginative image created by your skilful & colourful artwork on the leaves & then the placement on your canvas. Beautiful composition, framing & lighting taken with superb camera techniques & sharp focus.
Good luck in the contest.
Susan

 Comment Written 06-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 06-Dec-2018
    Lovely words Susan F.M.T, thank you, and thank you for the score you have given me. I'm very happy with how this piece looks and the colours have transferred well.
Comment from Dick Lee Shia


I like the variety of designs as no two are of the same style!
An impressive artwork rendition.
Exotic dried leaves.
Colorful creation with excellent strokes & textures.
Good compositional style. Great overall impact!

Thanks for sharing...

 Comment Written 06-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 06-Dec-2018
    Thank you for your comments It took 8 months to complete from start to finish
Comment from alaskapat


Hi Sheryle, this is a very beautiful work of art that took many steps to complete , beginning with collecting the eucalyptus leaves, each leaf is painted in a unique way using copper, and red, orange, green, blue and brown tones, then you arranged the paint need leaves into a starburst and placed it on a neutral toned canvas. This is very creative , great use of your imagination and I love your words " I love a sunburnt country" very well created arranged and presented! A pleasure to view! Best wishes to you in the contest!

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 Comment Written 06-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 06-Dec-2018
    Thank you alaskapat, this piece took 8 months from start to finish to complete and about
    6
    Months to decide how to do it
reply by alaskapat on 06-Dec-2018
    Absolutely my pleasure! It was worth the time it took! It?s beautiful! good luck!
Comment from Sean T Phelan


Cool,Sheryle!
That's a very enjoyable and 'Out of the Ordinary' type of an artistic presentation,my friend!
It's colorfully attractive and a lot of fun to view!
'Good Show'!
~Sean

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 Comment Written 06-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 06-Dec-2018
    Thanks Sean appreciate your words - took 8 months to complete
reply by Sean T Phelan on 06-Dec-2018
    Wow,Sheryle!
    But it looks GREAT!
    You're very welcome,my friend!
reply by the author on 06-Dec-2018
    Thankl you Sean for your kind words - a lot of work yes but I would do a similar project