Oil on canvas on board, 33 x 43 cm’s
‘Aerial perspective has nothing to do with line, but concerns tones and colours, by the delicate manipulation of which an artist can suggest infinite distance. (Walter J. Phillips)’
A fairly brisk late autumn Sunday, but fortunately the wind had died down, and it was quite a pleasant afternoon’s painting en plein air in the sunshine. What inspired me to stop and paint at this spot was the panoramic view right to the horizon. Thus, I had to try and get the rendering of the furtherest trees looking a lot further away than the ones in the middle distance, and then subsequently get the closer foliage at my feet looking right as well. There are times when aerial perspective can be used with more effect than others, and this turned out to be one of them.