In this painting, Paul explores his fascination with the changing colours of the landscape through the seasons. He captures a river flowing through a tranquil autumn woodland, where leaves have turned shades of vibrant orange and golden yellow.
Layer upon layer of thick oil paint creates the impression of a rich and dense woodland. The autumnal palette of the trees is reflected beautifully upon the river, painted with smooth sweeping brushmarks to achieve a sense of mirror-like clarity and fluidity.
You might also enjoy these other Landscape paintings from Paul's 365 Project. This was a year-long journey exploring a different range of mediums & working at sizes often smaller, than with his studio pieces. In many cases these formed the studies behind the larger studio works.
"Autumn Awakens" is part of the following Collection(s):