Saturday, April 4, 2009

Ghost Gum


Blogger Dominic Philibert said...


April 4, 2009 at 11:17 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Very nice. Love the colors but what the hell medium was this done in, kind sir?

April 8, 2009 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger David Burge said...

Thanks David, This is simply a digital photo with a PS Hue adjustment.
It reminded me of a Japanese Screen Print on silk when it took on this colour combination.

April 9, 2009 at 12:37 AM  
Blogger David Burge said...

Thanks Dominic!

April 9, 2009 at 12:38 AM  
Blogger William K. Moore said...

Hi David .. definitely has the Japanese look to it. Eerily beautiful. Didn't think you painted it.. too many leaves... but I'm confident you could do a pretty damn good rendition -- if you wanted.

April 9, 2009 at 4:27 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

Yes, per Bill I think you could pull this off. The Japanese screen is correct, this is authentic looking! A refreshing take on the tree that I thought I had seen enough of...apparently not.

April 13, 2009 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger wayne said...

Hi David, i really like the (predominantly complementary) colour combination here in this image. It's also clever to me that while you have altered the colour histogram in PS, nonetheless the feeling of the Central Australian surreal light and heat has been retained, even augmented! intriguing colour-expansive addition to your recent 'Red Centre' posts..

April 19, 2009 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger David Burge said...

Cheers Bill& Nick, I'll take your votes of confidence although I doubt I'd try to tackle it as a painting subject.
I know whay you're saying Nick re gum tree images but IMO the Ghost Gum is not your average gum tree.
Thanks Wayne, I just enjoyed the balance of color and form that this manip revealed. I think there's something almost surreal about the landscape and flora in the outback. This image has some of that beautiful weird truth.

April 21, 2009 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

This is certainly luminous and... an eerie take on the usual images of the gum tree ( I am assuming you are referring to "The Gum Tree School")
I am looking forward to my trip through the red centre in June...I don't think there will be time to paint though...I am going on "The Ghan"! I think I will just have to take zillions of photos.
It will be interesting to see what images come from this trip....both your trip and mine, as they will be totally different experiences...
Which is probably true of all people having outback experiences.

April 25, 2009 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I am transported to one of my favourite places, the Red Centre ..... I can almost feel the sun on my face when I look at this one....

A glowing good image David....!

May 4, 2009 at 5:11 AM  
Blogger perugina said...

Hi David, no fancy words here in english or italian.. simply, i have been meaning to drop in for a while.
You have a wonderful eye it seems also through the lens of your camera.
What a wonderful take on our 'humble gum' - it looks surreal! i agree with you here.. 'reminded me of a Japanese Screen Print on silk' especially against that gorgeous sky!
enjoy and take care

May 8, 2009 at 2:01 AM  
Blogger Cst said...

This gum is gorgeous. Love it. You are a wonderful artist.
Hope that all is well in your life. I've been so crazy busy since last summer that I can't keep up. Hopefully will calm down soon.

I really do love this style of painting (intensity contrasts using posterization type of design). The shapes are lovely and the colors...well....MONET.

Kindest regards to you and your loved ones.

May 23, 2009 at 4:16 PM  
Blogger palomi said...

beutiful, the color is very important, like Vangogh with his almond tree.

August 2, 2009 at 6:55 AM  

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