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.
A friend of one of my previous customers got in contact recently, after he had seen the tree painting I had done for that customer hanging in his house. The friend was interested in commissioning a tree painting as well as one of my landscape paintings. Initially, this new customer enquired about paintings that were about 180 x 140 cm. Though not impossible, I did explain that my normal maximum height for a painting is about 107 cm, based on the length of the canvas roll I tend to use. After a bit more discussion we settled on me producing two paintings that would be about 180 x 107 cm and 170 x 107 cm.
A customer asked if I could paint a similar version of the modern art green tree painting he had seen online. Every painting I do is unique but, when requested, I try to create a similar painting to one that a customer has seen. I particulary enjoy painting these semi-abstract trees with the multi-coloured grass at the base, the wide tree trunk and then the leaf section where I energetically splash and drip a lot of paint on to the canvas.
My semi abstract Autumn tree painting is one of my most popular at the moment. I paint such pieces in both portrait and landscape orientation. I used a lot of orange in this painting and I think that it may be my favourite colour! Orange seems to have an appealing mix of both vibrancy and calmness at the same time.