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About as close to impressionism as I get, but still the work was very close to the reference photo I took.
I climbed a eucalyptus tree with my digital camera at dusk one day because the light that filtered through at the beginning of sunset was simply beautiful but almost unbelievable to the eye with it’s reds, purples and oranges highlighting the trees.
I’ve refrained from putting this on the Bubble until now, because my wife Claire started her own oil version at the same time as a husband and wife artistic project, except a more abstract version, but she is struggling to get motivated to paint at the moment, but enough is enough and I can’t wait! Sorry baby ;)

Soft Pastels on Burgundy Colourfix paper, 660mm x 470mm.

Completed 12th October, 2009

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I am a South Australian practising artist specialising in graphite pencils and soft pastels. I take portrait commissions and can be contacted at or


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  • Ron Hannah
    Ron Hannahabout 5 years ago

    Very nice. Well Done!

  • Thanks mate :)

    – Simon Aberle

  • Mrswillow
    Mrswillowabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful Simon! Great composition,just enough textural variation …. and I love the brilliant colour contrasts!

  • Thanks so much! The colours were great but I had to make do with a limited array of pastel colours, until I can afford more.

    – Simon Aberle

  • Patricia Howitt
    Patricia Howittabout 5 years ago

    Brilliant – color combinationa and contrasts are awesome. Sunset light in trees can produce some very startling effects and this painting captures it perfectly.

  • Thanks! I’m glad that I was able to portray it effectively!

    – Simon Aberle

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 5 years ago

    The colour is incredible! Really beautiful Simon.

  • Thanks Lynda!, It’s nowhere near your skill, but I’m getting there :)

    – Simon Aberle

  • Claire Aberlé
    Claire Aberléabout 5 years ago

    Ok Ok, I WILL finish it….can we move first? I’m sure sitting in the shade of some sunset gums in our yard will be just what I need to provoke me…. :) I love you boo. It looks wicked.

  • You Better!
    I love you too princess :)

    – Simon Aberle

  • mochilady
    mochiladyabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful colors!

  • Thanks!

    – Simon Aberle

  • maria paterson
    maria patersonabout 5 years ago

    love the disecting strong colours, great textures

  • Thank you maria

    – Simon Aberle

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 5 years ago

    colours are brilliant Simon….a wonderful pastel!

  • Cheers Linda!

    – Simon Aberle

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks Scott

    – Simon Aberle

  • Ciska
    Ciskaabout 5 years ago

    Incredible use of colour, amazing work!!!

  • Thanks!

    – Simon Aberle

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