This oil painting, on linen canvas is inspired by a fauvist approach particularly on the vibrant stripes of colour which accentuate the muscular form of this grand, twisted beech tree and it’s grasping feeling limbs. The background rainbow of coloured trees is a representation of the misty hued diversity of autumn coloured trees that line the distance and complement the more bold, clear colours of the tree bark and branches.
This painting is almost a homage to the array of colours that seem to only become apparent when the sudden sun illuminates the silvery mist to reveal a spectrum of colours. This is another use of the spectral effect seem in my other “refractionist” paintings – in this case it is light on the misty moisture on the tree bark and in the distant frail leaves that brings a cacophony of colour to light.
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