There is little to compare with the unabashed beauty of a fall sunset when Mother Nature turns up the brilliance dial! I'll admit its a bit overwhelming to a painter who typically paints with a restrained colour pallete, but I am always drawn to a challenge and here is what came out.
The fall always goes by too quickly for me and the few leaves still clinging on suggests that the Autumn days are numbered for this year.
With handmade frame this painting measures 21"x27" and is currently available for purchase, online or at the Kilby Gallery in Clarksburg Ont.
Very happy to post up this recently completed painting commissioned by friends Gord and AnneMarie. This project began with a visit to the home, not far from here. Immediately I was struck by the charm and beauty of the place and the challenge of coming up with the best view to depict the farm and its surrounding landscape. Heightening this task was a large knoll, or hill situated almost directly in front of the place. In the end we decided to incorporate this feature prominently in the painting, which allowed a great view back into the rolling fields located at the rear of the property. The lovely restored farmhouse and barn are part of the scene but became a piece of the scene rather than the primary focus of it. Numerous visits to the place allowed me to witness it in the glow of late day sun, which is how it is shown in the painting.
The final size of the piece is 32" x 62", which includes the frame, made from local reclaimed timber.