About this work of Art
Late Summer IV by Suzanne Winn
Original landscape painting
Oil on canvas
Image size: H 30cm x W30cm x D 4cm
Framed size: H 37cm x W 37cm x D 5cm
Framed in a bespoke, hand-painted wooden frame
Based upon the view across fields to a nearby wood, this painting aims to capture the light, carefree feeling of late summer. The field had been harvested, the wood still full of life, and light clouds danced through the summer sky.
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 37 cm x W 37 cm