Newly Completed Autumn Tree Painting Commission

My abstract Autumn tree painting on a landscape canvas is one of my most popular pictures that I can paint in a variety of different sizes. I’ve just completed one of these for a customer on a box canvas that measured 120 x 80 x 4.5 cm. ‘Box’ canvas refers to the fact the stretched canvas is thicker than a regular stretched canvas, that is, the wooden stretcher bars are deeper. I used a box canvas for this painting because it makes the canvas stronger and less likely to bend or twist, which can occasionally happen with these larger canvases when you use thinner 1.8 cm thick wooden stretcher bars.

Very Large Autumn Tree Painting on Canvas with Orange and Yellow
Very Large Autumn Tree Painting on Canvas with Orange and Yellow
Very Large Autumn Tree Painting on Canvas with Orange and Yellow - Back
Very Large Autumn Tree Painting on Canvas with Orange and Yellow – Back

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New Yellow Grass Meadow Painting with Wild Flowers and Blue Sky

I experiment with lots of different background colours and compositions for my grass and flower landscape paintings. I find a vivid blue sky that fades to white on the horizon works quite well and sometimes I like the grass to be lower in the centre of the painting and then reach up the sides at either end of the canvas.

Yellow Grass Meadow and Wild Flowers with Blue Sky
Yellow Grass Meadow and Wild Flowers with Blue Sky

 

Grass and flower landscape painting detail 1
Grass and flower landscape painting detail 1
Grass and flower landscape painting detail 3
Grass and flower landscape painting detail 2
Grass and flower landscape painting detail 2
Grass and flower landscape painting detail 3

Using the painting techniques I have developed over the years I build up a rich mixture of colourful grass and flower stems, waiting for one or two of the layers of paint to dry before applying the next layer of paint. I sometimes like to then contrast these long streaks of colour with round dots and splashes of paint to simulate wild abstract flowers. I’ve painted this particular style of painting a number of times now and have found it’s quite popular with customers. Shown here is the latest version of this painting, which measures approximately 160 x 107 cm.