Textures and tone.
Hedgerow Oils on board 22 x 37 cms
Why copy the landscape when a picture is inside your head? In this painting I was interested in colour and value using my imagination to create an image.
I like the effect of mist and the golden colours of autumn as it approaches. Autumn has beautiful soft colours as the plants relax after their busy summer.
So...with just a hint of an idea I began painting the sky first to give a moody, misty feeling. Next I blocked in the hills and some trees/bushes. To give the painting perspective I darkened the greens as I came forward. Finally I added warmth with a suggestion of dried grasses and ferns in the foreground. Using the end of the brush I scraped upwards for the stalks and twigs.