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Tidal River is located in Wilsons Promontory National Park, or “The Prom” to the locals, yet another amazing Australian landscape about 200km SE of Melbourne, Victoria.
Haven’t been back there since I moved to Victoria 2 years ago, but the reference photo was taken in my MUCH younger days on a (way tooo long) 10km walk to an overnight bush camp in one of the most spectacular camping areas you could imagine.
I believe the orange on the rocks is actually lichen, and is very common in SE Australia, especially Tasmania.
Hope you think my trek was worth the effort :)

Digital painting using ArtRage2.5 program, chalk and crayon rendering, pencil and palette knife for details…Aiptek graphics tablet

Challenge Win
…All Things Orange Artwork Gallery, ‘Perfect Orange Symmetry’

Challenge Top 10
…Beach, River and Lake Treasures, Eq 2nd ‘August Avatar’

Featured
…The Great Outdoors

157 views, 5 favourites at 1-8-2010

Tags

national park, orange, reflection, river, serenity, victoria, water

Comments

  • © Pauline Wherrell
    © Pauline Wher...almost 4 years ago

    Great painting!

  • Thanks Pauline, much appreciated

    – sirthomas1960

  • seeya
    seeyaalmost 4 years ago

    Nothing but fabulous. Sandy

  • Thanks again Sandy, love the fabs! :)

    – sirthomas1960

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 4 years ago

  • Thanks Kathy

    – sirthomas1960

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepalmost 4 years ago

    Oh, I do like this very much..stunning reflection and view!

  • Thanks again Gena, very much appreciated…and not sure if I said it somewhere else, but congrats on your ‘weed’ win! :)

    – sirthomas1960

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely reflections and tones!

  • Thanks again Barbara! :)

    – sirthomas1960

  • TimeSnatcher
    TimeSnatcheralmost 4 years ago

    This is so beautiful, great job! At first I thought it was a photo. Wonderful color.

  • Thanks Maggie, very much appreciated :)

    – sirthomas1960

  • JodieT
    JodieTalmost 4 years ago

    I can just image you skinny dipping in this amazingly secluded space, splashing around and rippling that water up and then sunning the bod on the rocks……. oh sorry now to the photo – which is a bloody painting – just too good really – Beautiful setting, colour and reflection.

  • LOL…you cheeky bugger! :))) Thanks for the imagery Jodie…but why’d you have to ruin it by talking about the photo??!! I was just on the (all tooo rare) verge of thinking studly thoughts!! :p :)))))

    – sirthomas1960

  • JodieT
    JodieTalmost 4 years ago

    OMG – too funny – in the preview of this message it stopped after verge of…… and I was like NOOOOOOOOOOOOO too much information and then I opened the reply and read thinking studly thoughts and cackled like crazy…….

  • You and me both re the cackling. I haven’t stopped giggling since I saw your first message.
    Don’t know whether you’ve read any of the writing I’ve posted, but I think you’d get a giggle out of “Sir Tom’s Quest…”. Now there’s a guy who thinks toooo much information is never enough…hehehe :)

    – sirthomas1960

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7almost 4 years ago

    Love how you saw and captured this landscape Sir Thomas :)) So simplistic, yet effective. >Ron<

  • Thanks Ron, very much appreciated :)

    – sirthomas1960

  • Margi
    Margialmost 4 years ago

    Lord this takes me back, I too did that trek, 10km, in the dim dark past and have a photo of these very rocks. Always wanted to go back but never did.

  • Thanks Margaret, very much appreciated! It certainly is a beautiful part of our country, and I will go back there once my 7 and 9 year olds are big enough to carry the camping gear for me…lol

    – sirthomas1960

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