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Walker Gorge by postapocalypsia Walker Gorge by postapocalypsia
This is from a recent painting trip to Central Australia. While I painted a lot on-site, this was done after I got home.
Acrylic on board 122cm x 61cm
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Kohakuro Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student General Artist
amazing :heart:
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Daliah73 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
This is amazing. It reminds me of paintings I've seen in australian galeries:)
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well this is certainly Australian, but it isn't in a gallery!
Thank you for the comment :)
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SuperCJ Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
The way you paint water is amazing, just so smooth and perfect
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the compliment - I try my best! :)
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TuesdayNightCompany Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
The cool spot in the heat. The colors are amazing in this and the scene feels substantial to me.
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is an amazing place to visit, and the colour is no exaggeration - glad you like it! :)
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Milarcha Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love your works, they're just so awesome. Have to mass-fave.
Do you use any black paint in these? Seems like you didn't?
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the kind comments!
No, I don't use any black paint. I suppose I could but mostly I find that if I stir in a mix of my darker colours (with discretion) I usually find the tone I want. But there's nothing wrong with using black paint, except that if I always think in terms of colour and not the lack of it, I look for colour in the shadows as opposed to the lack of light - does that make sense?
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Milarcha Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D :thumbsup:
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21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
mmm your light! a vary emotionally sensitive piece
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It is an amazing place - very harsh country but beautiful strong colour and light :)
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21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
yes i can see the beauty it reminds me of the area around Las Vegas were i live a bit greener of course
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RukahTsubasa Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
The coloring and lighting are perfection!!!
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You are a great landscape painter. I would like to display some of your work in my group, LandscapePainting. It's for traditionally painted and drawn landscape art.
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you - that should be fine...just let me know if you do :)
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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SO beautiful! I'd love to go camping there :la:
In a tent and not an RV of course, don't want to ruin the scenery!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It is beautiful, but very difficult to get there - and yes, a tent is the best way to enjoy these places!
Glad you like it :)
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Swixel Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Cracking job! So Albert Nam but much more vibrant =)
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I swear I didn't ramp up the colour! Glad you like it :)
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fukuhashi343 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Lovely painting. The colors are enchanting :+fav:
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly - I appreciate that! :)
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Haydaad Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! wonderful colors and details. I love the reflection in the river. Outstanding paiting. Thanks for sharing.
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure - thanks for the comment :)
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atomsanddust Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Is there nothing you cant do.?!

do you ever use any mediums at all during the development of your artwork?
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Do you mean mediums as in acrylic mediums, or other preliminary things like pencil sketches etc?
I do use acrylic medium, but sparingly, and I also do a lot of sketching and refining of the composition.
Thanks for your interest :)
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Gott'a love the job you did on this.
It reminds me a lot of vacations in Arizona.
It's a beautiful piece of work! :clap:
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly - I will put Arizona on my travel wish-list! :)
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
You're welcome! Sedona, Arizona, is very beautiful. And the Grand Canyon as well. :wave:
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nickcuaviet Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pretty nice :D:D
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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SARS-08 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Beautiful colors, and I especially love the reflection in the water! I've always wanted to visit Australia, and this just makes me want to go there even more!:)
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks - it is well worth the visit! :)
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SARS-08 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
You're welcome!
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Now this is gorgeous! One place I have always wanted to go to is Australia.
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Well you should go if you can - it's a big place with many surprises. The novelty has not worn off for me yet! :)
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
I will, as soon as I win the lottery!
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AZVaquero Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Wonderful depth! The water with the refelection turned out great, combined with the shadows makes the colors both strong sharp! Great work!!

:clap:

Thanks for sharing another outstanding piece with us David!!
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure - thanks for your kind words! :)
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Wolverat Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Great color contrasts.
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks - I appreciate your feedback :)
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It's a wonderfully striking composition, whilst at the same time being pleasantly subtle. The warm, vivid rock reflection amongst all the cold rocks in shadow kind of reverses the 'water = cold' instinct of people. And needless to say, the brushstrokes are as lush as ever. :meow:
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for your considered feedback. It's tricky to actually convey the brilliance of the colour I saw. It was almost surreal.And all this light and colour made the shadows almost seem like a different world - cool and muted by comparison. So it struck me as interesting to drop a big dollop of fiery reflection into the cool water - a bit of arty yin & yan I suppose.
So glad you like it! :)
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem, I only comment when I have something to say. =p It certainly must've been a vivid thing to see in the flesh.
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
It's so good to see some beautiful work from you again, David. From your painting I can "feel" the atmosphere and "hear" the sounds ... It's a beautiful location. You've captured the strong colours and textures of Central Australia at the best time of day and the "right" time of the year so well !

I'd just like to sit there awhile. ......mmmmmmm
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
When I was there, just sitting awhile and soaking it all up was such a profound experience. I'm glad some of that vibe comes across. I painted a lot of short impressions while I was there, and then did this one from memory when I arrived home. That way I was able to draw on a mix of references - brain soak and paint!
I am pleased it works for you! :)
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baummitgift Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist
As usual, spectacular!
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly :)
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