Friday, August 21, 2009

rainforest ridge


In this picture, I tried to capture the way the rainforest coated the hills and came down like a tide to an abrupt edge of land cleared for a resort.
The earth is red under all that green and the edge of rainforest trees stand like a hardwood fence. Silently declaring: "Private Property No Trespassing."
One lone and magnificent tree stood on the edge of all that red dirt. I assume that lonely tree was preserved by the resort contracting bigwigs as some sort of an ornament for the future golf course or "green belt."
Two tides. One green tide flowing peacefully down. One red tide rushing upwards. And one witness to it all. An old and magnificent tree standing alone.

11 comments:

luthien said...

beautiful!! this is just like batik painting!!!

elk said...

trees really have a whole other way when standing alone...just out there.

Terri Kahrs said...

Kimmie, you've managed to capture the hills, the earth and the tide beautifully. So sad to see only one beautiful living thing left. Makes one stop, think and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us every day. Hugs, Terri

ooglebloops said...

Is there any medium you CAN'T do ?- this is beautiful!!!
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nancy neva gagliano said...

lovely feel to your technique with the watercolors/white space....serene thing/that tree.

Seth said...

This is tremendous Kimmie. Love the tree!!!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

really fantastic Kimmie in every way!

mizmollye said...

What an unusual technique and so quirkly pretty. Is that a word? I reminds me of a stained glass in reverse technique. Great job. Also this is a personal invite to you and your snazzy readers to come visit my blog and enter my Contest and Giveaway. Fun! Hugs, Mollye

Gini said...

Oh Kimmie you're back! So good to see you've had a lovely holiday.
I loved Australia except for the bugs, strewth mate, what humungous and vicious bugs!
I love your take on the aborigine painting style.
Such beautiful paintings that capture the spirit of the land so well.
Happy homecoming!
Gini xx

Renee Howell said...

Lovely painting with descriptive words to match. Thank you for sharing this. I've just returned from a longish road trip with limited internet connectivity. I missed my blogging friends! Their creativity and inspiration.

Odd Chick said...

i love your depiction of the rain forest, i love the "scali-ness and layering.