I’ve been a fan of Hans Kawitzki on RB for quite a while. His ability to portray the various moods of the Australian landscape is simply spectacular, particularly in his use of our special Aussie light.
So with his permission I’ve combined two of his Murray River images (plus a little of my own ad-libbing) into a composite painting which hopefully demonstrates that special light.
Those of us lucky enough to live in the ‘Lucky Country’ would rightfully be able to guess the general location of this painting. It certainly spoke Murray River to me, even before I’d read Hans’ notes.

Hope you enjoy the light, and the serenity of this special place

ArtRage 3 digital painting using oil, chalk and palette knife tools…Aiptek graphics tablet

This is Han’s River Gums

And this is Rivers Edge

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hans kawitzki, light, mist, murray river, river, rowboat, sunrise, trees, water


  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentalmost 4 years ago

    I dont know what to say except its jaw dropping beautiful, I am amazed!

  • Thanks so much Adrian. That’s what I said when I saw Hans’ photos, so translating that into a painting was (relatively) easy! Appreciate your comments :)

    – sirthomas1960

  • Elana Bailey
    Elana Baileyalmost 4 years ago

    This is spectacular and does Hans’s work justice. Well done and an instant fave.

  • Thanks so much Elana. It’s always a worry as a painter when you ‘borrow’ a photographer’s work, so I’m pleased you think I’ve done them justice :)

    – sirthomas1960

  • Magi5760
    Magi5760almost 4 years ago

    Congratulations from your hosts at Art At Its Best!

  • Wow, that was a quick feature! Thanks so much Colin, very much appreciated!! :))

    – sirthomas1960

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIonealmost 4 years ago

    “Excellent! Thank you for submitting your work to the Art & Collectables Sales Group. ":
    Beautiful Artistry!

  • Thanks Joyce, ’tis much appreciated :)

    – sirthomas1960

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 4 years ago

    Beautifully done

  • Thanks Joy, very much appreciated :)

    – sirthomas1960

  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...almost 4 years ago

    what an amazing scene you have created here

  • Thanks so much Louise, truly appreciate the comment and the fav! Can’t take all the credit though…Hans and some form of higher power did most of the hard work :))

    – sirthomas1960

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopealmost 4 years ago

    Just sooooo beautiful!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks soooo much Gabrielle :)) Really appreciate your lovely comment!

    – sirthomas1960

  • duncandragon
    duncandragonalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful image!

  • Thanks Duncan, very much appreciated :)

    – sirthomas1960

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithalmost 4 years ago

    That`s very,very good,…so awesome,..

  • Really appreciate your great comments, thanks so much John! :)

    – sirthomas1960

  • Susan Blevins
    Susan Blevinsalmost 4 years ago

    This is awesome Tom!!!…I love the light and fog and the trees are gorgeous…..this is one of your best…..Susan

  • Thanks so much Susan, this was one of those paintings that just seemed to ‘click’ as soon as I laid stylus on graphics tablet :)) Hard to say which painting is my favourite these days, but this is right up there!

    – sirthomas1960

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