daily painting titled Last leaves

Last leaves

18cm x 12cm oil on board Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Thursday 1 December, 2011
Posted in Landscape paintings


You've captured that sweet melancholy of Autumn perfectly. Love it Julian.
Matthew said it so well. Your brushstrokes in trees and foreground are very pleasing.
That's a beauty. Love the late fall shadows. Glad to see you back up to speed, Julian.
Wonderful depth of contrast in the low morning sun. I can almost feel that winter chill. While it's always refreshing to do something new, I am glad that you will regain your house and studio in March. Perhaps after your return from sunny holidays by the sea. This has truly been an "annus horribilis" for you.
Love the foreground texture and the light on the background.
I even feel,in the shade,the moisture of the narrow path,the small ponds,the mud puddles through the shadowed part of the furrows.I dream I'm wearing my gumboots to nonchalantly promenade there and breathe the open air,both cold and sunny...
Julian, it's a testament to your powers of concentration that you are able to create such beauty despite being unsettled (how ever warmly in your friends' home). I'm so sorry you lost (part of?) your home in the fire. Here's to a fresh start in the new year. As ever, I deeply appreciate being able to view your work online. Some day I may be able to afford my own home, and if I can, I will buy one of your paintings to go in it. Take care.
This is one of you mysterious landscapes with a path that goes upward. Therefore your viewpoint conceals and reveals.