This oil painting returns to Gower for inspiration.
The area painted is further upstream from the earlier “Ilston” series”.
I wanted to paint more of an expanse behind the trees and brook to give a heightened expression of that fresh, crisp, nose tingling feeling of early morning in late October.
The background morphed into burnished orangy-purple hills, perhaps unconsciously inspired by the rustic settings and autumnal colouring of the “Group of Seven” paintings and Tom Thomson in particular.
I want the viewer to gasp, full lunged, the fresh air when viewing this painting.