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Early Autumn Study I


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Early Autumn Study I by Suzanne Winn
Original landscape painting
Oil on Fabriano Pittura paper
Image size: H 22cm x W22cm
Framed size: H 29cm x W 29cm x D 3cm
Framed in a bespoke, hand-painted wooden frame

I went out sketching one day in late September and I was captivated by the golden grasses at the edge of this field, under the tree whose foliage was just beginning to change colour in the early days of autumn. This piece aims to capture the colours and mood of that moment as the season was just beginning to change.

I am a landscape artist living in rural Hampshire. Central to my work is a desire to tap into the energy I feel when I am within the landscape. This energy for me brings a sense of movement and freedom, and a feeling of connection. I often revisit the same locations to work, so I can get to know these places intimately. A core aim for me is to convey something of how it feels to be within these spaces, and my emotional responses to experiencing nature in this way.

The first stage in my artistic process is to go out and draw within the landscape, using charcoals and/or pastels. I use charcoals to create tonal studies and pastels to lay down colour. I work rapidly, focusing on key shapes, tones and colours, and trying to capture the energy and feeling of the moment.

Back in the studio I paint in oils from my sketches and memory. I typically choose a limited colour palette and mix up lots of paint as I think about and plan the work. When painting, I like to work quickly, instinctively and intuitively, focusing on conveying atmosphere and emotion.

Please note that in situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look.

Size: H:29 cm x W:29 cm


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