Winter Challenge Autumn Light
Updated: Dec 3, 2020
The members have produced some amazing pieces of work for this challenge.
Oil on canvas. This is partly from a photo and partly imagination
On the River
My neighbour John, a furniture restorer who is a superb craftsman.
Walking in the City
Walking Through The Woods
Acrylic on board
An Autumnal Stroll
A 15" x11" watercolour. I used a cool Prussian Blue for the sky, to contrast with the warm yellows, reds and oranges of the leaves.
Wet into wet background, then pen and then colour. My first attempt was far more considered and precise and looked AWFUL. In frustration I started again and got this down in about 20 minutes.
My two paintings done in the same woodland are very different. The first in oils using the limited Zorn palette (cadmium red, yellow ochre, black and white) was done over a couple of sessions in the depths of the wood with not much light filtering through. The second in acrylics was done much more quickly on a sunny day on the edge of the woodland.
Saturday morning in Dering Woods
Watercolour, pen & ink collage
220 x 140mm
Drawn in ink and coloured in acrylic and watercolour. 50x40 cm
"Filtered Autumn Light”
Bowl Materials: English Sycamore, Acrylics
Dimensions: 25cm x 2.5cm
While painting this, I had in mind a low Autumn sun - its rays filtering through the boughs and decaying foliage of a broadleaf wood, down to the forest floor below. Whilst being undeniably abstract I did allow myself a degree of influence from Klimt’s Tannenwald series which is a favourite of mine. It can be a considerable challenge to translate something like Autumn Light on to a three dimensional turning, and although I am pleased with the end product I’m not certain that my choice of a bowl with a central working portion was ideal in this circumstance (a thin necked hollow form may have worked better perhaps)?
Acrylic on canvas ‘Toadstools ‘