Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Sherbrooke Forest

One of my favourite places to drive to is Sherbrooke Forest in the Dandenong Ranges (around an hour out of Melbourne). I take lots of photos when I go and I've been trying for a while to work out how to get the forest into my paintings. I've been finding it difficult because I'm not sure how much realism and how much abstraction to use, I also know it will make my paintings take much longer to create with so much detail. I might make it one of my goals for the year to figure it all out.

Here are a few photos I've taken. The tall misty trees in the background are Australian Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans) which according to wikipedia is the tallest flowering tree species in the world.

These two photos were taken on the edge of Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens/Sherbrooke Forest.




13 comments:

Sukiho said...

these are great

Just B. said...

wow, beutiful photos!

Kreativlink said...

Oh... looks magic!

;]]☆ said...

Like something from a fairytale.. gorgeous!!

zoe said...

it really is magical, like a fantasy world! what a beautiful place to be able to visit! thanks for sharing!

itslikeart said...

beautiful! looks quite haunting

bec said...

wow it looks like the kind of place, where you could just go and get lost for a couple of hours, its amazing.

rosanguyen said...

I love the fog, I presume that hides the background and how it emphasises the foreground... I can just imagine myself dancing in the scenary :)

Heidi said...

Magical!

sugita said...

I used to live in victoria. Iworked with the wildernwss society dor awhile to protect these forests. They are very magic like. I am also trying to icorporate the magic of forests into my paintings at the moment. It is triky as they are so complexs and special, but worth it I think.

Rachel Lynne said...

These are beautiful! I want to go theree. It looks so magical :)


I have some similar shots on my blog, under waterfalls, check them out!

http://blushingtulips.blogspot.com

Karlina Pujianingtyas♥ said...

is that real? it looks like wonderland

Louise Lebrun said...

May be just the foreground in detail and diffuse color for the background, like your beautiful photo: suggestion, ambiance.

Let us dream what's behind...