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Close of Day on the Mary by postapocalypsia Close of Day on the Mary by postapocalypsia
A painting of memories of a favourite camping spot on the Mary River.
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BuzzKirill Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
So glad I discovered your art. I like everything about this - the colors, the detail, the composition, everything. The composition seems kind of risky but you pulled it off perfectly.
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millajaakkola Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
absolutely stunning. the category for this would be what the impressionism and photorealism had a baby together.
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
ha, I love that description - I will remember that!
Thanks for the feedback :)
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feldrand Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
unusual and - incredible - love it... :D
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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feldrand Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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EMSYugiri Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I love it how you use your colours, they are bright and give the viewer a warm and kind feeling.
Great atmosphere, just wish to plunge into the picture.
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That is very gratifying, thank you! I really enjoy being in these places and cannot help expressing my emotions about them. Colour and light are my drugs of choice! :)
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carnival Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
your paintings are absolutely AMAZING
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you most kindly :)
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Insanepayne Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Skill level is over 9000!
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well that sounds good! :)
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Odmo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I suddenly feel the urge pack my tent and camp out here, already.
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I feel that most days!
I'm glad that feeling comes across :)
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011   General Artist
I totally thought this was digitally manipulated!!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
No, I tend to do things the old brush and paint way =D
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Mishelangello Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Wonderful work!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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thierryclan14 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
gorgeous, just gorgeous w/ unusual angle :)
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you - much appreciated :)
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dune-mafia Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
I really like that you pay a lot of attention to background. I have seen it with many landscape artists, they sort of try to bring everything on to the fore. I think that really dilutes much of what you'd like to see in a painting. I don't know if I'm making much sense to you, coz I'm no art critic, and I can't find the right words to express what I'm thinking.
About this painting, love how the smoke catches the sunlight, changing its hue. Really like how you've darkened the reflections of the trees in the water. Have this gripe with artists who use the same colour for reflections in water, despite objects involved being in the shade. Great PoV. BTW, what are those trees on the high ground, those in the sunlight? I'm not very familiar with temperate flora, so just wished to know. Great, great work. Thank you for this.
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't really know what sort of trees they are off the top of my head, but probably Silky-oak and Casurina.
I kept a measure of background detail because I am always curious about what is around the corner.
The darkening of reflections just comes from observation and painting studies on-site - when the water is dark it can't help but influence the tone of the reflections.
The POV is slightly fabricated only because I couldn't include everything I wanted without a bit of sleight-of-hand. But then that's also called artistic license! :)
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barksodaverne Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
genious work!!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Phew, another compliment - thank you! :)
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barksodaverne Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
yes, sorry if I posted too much comments...the fact is that I really enjoyed your gallery! the colors of the backgrounds are absolutely perfect and convey a very good sense of where and what the place is. And, on top of it, there's a lot of imagination and creativeness in it, which I love! excellent gallery!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I have just returned from another canoe trip to the same place, and did some more painting - a lovely place!
I don't mind lots of comments - I appreciate your interest!
Thanks for the warm words :)
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blacklily013 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010   Photographer
I love the perspective on this! Wonderful!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Sometimes it seems like there's too much good stuff to squeeze into one view, so I just have to improvise!
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blacklily013 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010   Photographer
Well, this one turned out brilliant. It looks as though you can walk right into it.
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks - I hope to go back there very soon! :)
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blacklily013 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010   Photographer
or fall for that matter. :D
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CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
this is still so amazing. I'd definitely fave this again if I could!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm very pleased you like it - the picture means a lot to me:)
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iatemypencils Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
interesting angle, gj!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I pushed the perspective a bit to get the shapes I wanted:)
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LisaGorska Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
ah... *dreams*
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like...:)
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DSil Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Student General Artist
Beautiful! I love the strips of sunlight.
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you - I'm pleased you enjoyed it:)
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guayasamin Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly:)
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guayasamin Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
my pleasure :D
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dkl78594 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009   Photographer
Very nice image! I like the fish eye view. :D
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you:)
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dkl78594 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009   Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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Katie-Murphy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Awesome work. The lighting works well in this, the cool feeling in shade and the warmth in the few hints of sun.
I live in Queensland so haven't seen the Mary river ( in the Northern Territory?).. but must make a trip if it still looks like this! (and Kakadu National Park as well :) )
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Katie:) Glad you like it!
Coupla things...the Mary River is in Qld - SE Qld. It starts up behind Maleny somewhere - runs through Kenilworth and out towards Maryborough.
I had a quick squiz at your journal entry - you share a lot of influences! I did work with Iain McCaig at one point - he's an inspiring guy.
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my-delilah Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
This is beautiful. The reflection of the sky in the water is beautiful and I love the intensity of the blue after the more muted colors of the rest. The angle is intriguing as well. Wonderful job!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! There were so many aspects of this place that I wanted to include that I made the perspective suit me (getting the sky into the water)
Glad you like it:)
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aurek-san Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Fantastic, I'm going to point out the obvious and oggle the great composition in this. Something about how you did it, this just has that camp feel to it, like everyone's reminiscing after a long day. Definitely the highlight of this morning's DevArt browse!
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