Monday, August 27, 2012

VIEW FROM PINNACLE ROAD

View from Pinnacle Road, Wellington Park, Tasmania
8x10 inches transparent watercolor

Here's another piece I did for the Virtual Paintout in Tasmania.
I discovered a place called Wellington Park above the town of Hobart.
   Using Google Streetview I virtually "drove" up the winding road 
to a spot where there was a panorama view of the valley, 
the town and Cornelian Bay.  

Google Street View reference

The season appears to be autumn. The golds in the foliage contrasted 
nicely with the lavenders of the distant hills and the purples
and blues of the trees and shrubbery in the foreground.

View from Pinnacle Road, Wellington Park, Tasmania version 2
9x13 inch --playing with the colors

I realize I prettied up the trees a lot by adding too many branches. 
 They are probably eucalyptus, or gum trees which have most
of their foliage on top.

I remember riding a bike through a grove of huge eucalyptus
trees in Hawaii early in the morning.  The air was full of that spicy,
 menthol aroma often used in air freshener and medicine.

The first painting should appear along with many other
works by talented Virtual Paintout artists in the next few days.

9 comments:

Brian King said...

Beautifully done!

Buttons said...

Beautiful Leenie. Funny I have a friend from Tasmania and her Dad lives in Hobart. Small world when you use the internet.She is one of my followers but has been an chat friend for 10 years way before blogging.
Thanks for sharing your water colour of such a beautiful place.. She posts photos of her country all the time it is beautiful there, your talent shows it well. B

Alica said...

Beautiful paintings Leenie!

Anzu said...

Your paintings are so beautiful.
I'm interested in the Virtual Paintout. It means that you can go on a sketching-trip all over the world by the Street View, isn't it?
It'll be good news for us.

Samantha said...

Oh these are wonderful!

Mama Zen said...

Both are beautiful!

Terry and Linda said...

I love eucalyptus trees. I would take branches and fill my house with their lovely smell.


Linda
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http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

susan m hinckley said...

Beautiful, Leenie! And I love the idea of virtual paintout...very cool. Ain't technology grand?

laura.forestdreams:) said...

wow!!! such awesome watercolors!!! i LOVE your second one...a bit brighter...lots of trees...rolling hills...OH i really like it alot!!