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Laffey's Crossing by Dianne  Ilka
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12″ × 16″ soft pastel on Blue Haze Colourfix board

I have never painted a water scene before as I have always been too scared to try. I have gone out of my comfort zone here and given it a go. This is my effort from a couple of hours this morning (when I was actually supposed to be doing housework LOL)
The local creeks here look beautiful since the
recent floods and in many areas the water is running crystal clear. Part of the road crossing here was washed away, as are many of the crossings in this area.

Framed original is available for sale. Please bubblemail me for details.

166 views as at 6/05/11

FEATURED IN “BRISBANE VISUAL ART” ON 4/01/11

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pastel, water, landscape, creek, dianne ilka

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  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    wow wow LOve this one.. Beautiful trees and colors

  • Thankyou so much Maggie. If I do any more landscapes I think I will have to add a few more colours to my pastel set as I was very limited with my blues and greens.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Blended
    Blendedover 3 years ago

    Beautiful nice soft areas with hard edges and great composition.

  • Thankyou for your lovely comments. I really appreciate it.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 3 years ago

    You did an absolutely FANTASTIC job on this Dianne.
    That water looks wonderful, and I love the colours you’ve used and the whole composition. The blue haze Colourfix board worked well with your use of mostly warm colours on a cool background. Superb pastel work!

  • Thankyou Lynda. You are way too kind. LOL. At least I am not so afraid of painting water now. I had a very limited range of blues and greens in my pastels so will have to get some more one day. I have a few water scenes I still want to do.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 3 years ago

    Blues and greens are the hardest darn colours to get right aren’t they??? And a word of advice – housework can ALWAYS wait!!!!! LOL!

  • I was getting quite frustrated because they were all the wrong coloured greens. (I only had about 4 or 5 to choose from)
    Unfortunately, my housework has been waiting WAY too long.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • GEORGE SANDERSON
    GEORGE SANDERSONover 3 years ago

    Beautiful artwork, Dianne !
    A great first attempt at water !

  • Thankyou very much.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! This work has been featured in the Realist Paintings About Water group – 8th January 2011

  • Thankyou so much Lynda. You’ve made my day.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Sandra Fisher
    Sandra Fisherover 3 years ago

    Lovely piece!!!! Much more satisfying than doing housework.

  • Thankyou so much. I agree. LOL

    – Dianne Ilka

  • micklyn
    micklynover 3 years ago

    lovely work, Dianne! the reflections on the water are beautiful and it is such a peaceful scene : )

  • Thankyou. Sorry for the late reply. We have had no electricity, phone or internet due to the floods.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS – YOUR WORK IS FEATURED!
    Landscape Painting – 14th January 2011

    The artworks featured in the Landscape Painting Group this week have been chosen by DIKO .

  • thankyou so much.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Tash  Luedi Art
    Tash Luedi Artover 3 years ago

    Excellent first attempt at water! I too, was too scared to try water scenes for so long and then just gave it a go. I love doing them but there is always room for improvement.

  • Thankyou. I think I still have heaps to learn about water.

    – Dianne Ilka

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