'Autumn... through the trees' Acrylic on deep edge canvas 80 x 80 cm
I recently finished this painting that I had started in summer. whenever I'm painting an abstract it always goes through an evolution, or morphs many times during the process of painting. most of this, apart from the very first strokes is done by scraping and dragging paint that I put on the canvas straight from the tube with pieces of board (mush like Gerhard Richter does with his squeegees)
colours come and go until there is a sense of flow and cohesion throughout the canvas. by the time I had changed the surface several times it was Autumn, and after a lovely walk with my wife Ruth, I was determined to put what we came across onto this painting. I wanted the viewer to share the experience, (albeit in an abstract way) of walking under the autumnal trees in one of North Dorset country walks, looking up to see patches of blue through the yellows, reds and gold. It is truly a magical time to take in the beauty around us!