Monday, 5 November 2012

First of the Autumn Paintings

Here's one of my new paintings, based on the photographs taken during my recent visit to London.  

This one was is of Hampstead Heath.  There was a path through a small copse of trees, and the sunlight suddenly came out really brightly, pouring through the oranges and golds of the leaves.

Dappled Autumn Sunlight, Hampstead Heath (Oil on linen, 32 x 32)

I liked the contrast between the wide open space of the heath (which you can just glimpse), and this secret enclosed place under the canopy of the trees.

There are big areas of broad sweeps of colour, and then I've drawn into the paint with the end of the brush to create the detail of the leaves.

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