Bush fire by sweetscent62

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As this image is not of a high enough resolution for reproduction. I will paint a new painting identical to this and all proceeds of the sale of this item will go to the Phoenix Appeal for the victims of the terrible fires in Victoria.
For further details on the painting..and the required size please email me at

Acrylic on canvas by Wendy

Poem beautifully written : – by Estelle O’Brien

Bush fire

Smooth trunk orange
Purple shine
Parched grey
Hanging on
Drought big time

River gum statuesque
Dove greys and blues
Limbs crashing
In the wind
Sap bleeding hues

Afternoon sunshine
Sparkle dancing leaves
No water
In the ground
Swooning tree grieves

Lightening strikes
Flames leap out
Roar through
Tinder dry
Long time drought

Parched earth
Scorched dry
Burning barren
Landscape bare
Trees all die

Rain comes
Smell the air!
Releases seed
Saplings shoot
New gum trees there.


  • KeepsakesPhotography Michael Rowley
    KeepsakesPhoto...over 6 years ago

    nicely done wen,the fire/flames are so true to life……great great work. love it

  • Thank you Mick : ) ! I’m glad you like it… Wen x

    – sweetscent62

  • Estelle O'Brien
    Estelle O'Brienover 6 years ago

    I love this Wen! Those flames are so realistic. I wrote a poem about Bushfire today…isn’t that a coincidence? Great minds…. Happy Easter to you and your family.

  • Oh Wow.. Estelle.. that’s unreal! lol Perhaps we should combine them…it would be my first collaboration! Thank you Estelle happy easter to you too my friend! Wen x

    – sweetscent62

  • Estelle O'Brien
    Estelle O'Brienover 6 years ago

    What a great idea…seems they were made to be together…appearing on the same day and all! Let’s do it. It would be my first collaboration too (and I don’t know how…but maybe you do!!!) xx

  • woohooo!! : ) Umm… I have no idea either ! lol I’ll ask around and find out. Wen x

    – sweetscent62

  • nkbellani
    nkbellaniover 6 years ago

    true-to-life…captivating and so very well done!

  • Thank you so much N : ) much appreciated. Wendy

    – sweetscent62

  • kazcook1972
    kazcook1972over 6 years ago

    This is wonderful Wen ~ love those strong colours. It’s very true to life! :o)

  • Thank you Karen : ) sorry it took me so long to reply.. how are you?? Wen x

    – sweetscent62

  • Aaron .
    Aaron .over 6 years ago

    Awesome – I can almost smell the smoke !

  • Thank you Aaron : ) ! much appreciated.. it’s an awful smell isn’t it… it burns your throat… glad I’m not in bush fire territory anymore.. Wen

    – sweetscent62

  • Steven Novak
    Steven Novakover 6 years ago

    Nicely done. Amazing color.

  • sweetscent62
    sweetscent62over 6 years ago

    Thank you Steven : ).. I’m loving your portfolio… it’s truly awesome.. and should definitely be a childrens book! My girls are enjoying looking at them with me. Wendy

  • entity
    entityover 6 years ago

    this is excellent Wendy !!

  • Thank you Lisa : ) it’s an old favourite of mine.. much appreciated. Wen x

    – sweetscent62

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizover 6 years ago

    nicely done

  • Thank you so much Helene : ) Wen

    – sweetscent62

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