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Reflections of Kakadu by sirthomas1960

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Kakadu is a National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia, World Heritage listed, and a simply amazing tropical environment.
This is a coloured pencil drawing (36″ × 17″) that occupied my whole kitchen table for well over a year. Might have done it faster, but something that required so much space and detail really wasn’t compatible with the mini tornadoes otherwise known as my boys.
But after a year of frustrations I decided sacrifices needed to be made for the sake of my art…though da boyz didn’t really appreciate being tied to the kitchen chairs for a couple of months! :)
This is the result of their sacrifice. :)

Coloured pencil and watercolour pencil on fine textured canvas

Challenge Winner
…‘Landscapes’ in Art at it’s Best group
…‘Last Pencil Drawing Upload’ in Pencil Drawing group
…‘Soggy Bush YAY’, Australian Bush

Challenge Top 10
…2nd ‘Anything Water’, Australia, UK, and the USA
…9th ‘Best photo of your work’, Artistic, Creative & Very Talented
…2nd ‘Avatar’, Painted Nature
…4th ‘Bubblers Monthly Challenge – Park Scenes’, Bubblers Weekly Challenge

…Art at it’s Best
…Landscape Painting
…Artistic, Creative, and Very Talented
…Favourite Places You Take, Make or Paint
…Freedom in Words and Art
…The Great Outdoors

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  • seeya
    seeyaalmost 5 years ago

    Just plain WOW! I am sure the boys will not have lasting traumatic issues. Sandy

  • Thanks Sandy, ’tis much appreciated

    – sirthomas1960

  • Susan Blevins
    Susan Blevinsalmost 5 years ago

    It’s gorgeous Tom. It was well worth the wait, to you, maybe not the boys.lol. Gorgeous reflections, details and textures………………..Susan

  • Thanks Susan, very much appreciated :)

    – sirthomas1960

  • ducilla
    ducillaalmost 5 years ago
    Great art can require a few sacrifices!..The boys are learning a great lesson in life and this is not just a great work it is a teaching aid for children!…lol..Very nice SirT….Dennis
  • Thanks Dennis, much appreciated

    – sirthomas1960

  • JulieWickham
    JulieWickhamalmost 5 years ago

    This is just fantastic – the detail, the reflections and the composition. Well done

  • Thanks muchly Julie, ’tis appreciated :)

    – sirthomas1960

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepalmost 5 years ago

    Oh! So lovely..I like the delicate lines and tones!

  • Thanks again Gena, always much appreciated

    – sirthomas1960

  • Diko
    Dikoalmost 5 years ago

    What a fabulous drawing, so life like and very masterful.
    A beautiful scene and treatment

  • Thanks Diko, very much appreciated :)

    – sirthomas1960

  • Eldon Doiron
    Eldon Doironalmost 5 years ago

    nicely done !

  • Thank you Eldon, ’tis much appreciated

    – sirthomas1960

  • Elaine Bawden
    Elaine Bawdenalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful~ Elaine

  • Thanks Elaine, very much appreciated :)

    – sirthomas1960

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely capture :)

  • Thanks Kylie, ’tis very much appreciated :)

    – sirthomas1960

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your challenge win in Art at It’s Best Landscape challenge.

  • Thanks so much Lynda. The win means a lot to me. The piece was done during a period of huge upheaval in my life, and it became a kind of much needed ‘therapy’.

    – sirthomas1960

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