Monday, May 1, 2023

Autumn Fades

This painting was mostly invented although I painted it on the spot. As usual, my aim was to capture the mood of the last of Autumn and with it, a certain melancholy. Autumn is my favourite time of year and it's often over far too soon. Ballarat has a long Winter and it often intrudes into the Autumn.

I chose a dark mass of cloud for the background as it symbolises the coming Winter. The colours, orange and green, suggested themselves as colours of this time in the year when Autumn and Winter near each other. I also suggested some falling leaves as there is poetry in the scattered carpets of colour that fallen leaves spread over the land.

Autumn Fades, 2023, oil on panel, 40 x 40 cm.