Oil on Board, 6 x 8 inches
Just after a rainy, early morning, and there was little in the way of light, but the Autumn colours appear just as spectacular, with close tones of rust.
The damp road was just as much of a challenge to paint as 'Down to Threeways' with its strong, cast shadows. Here, the look of the wet surface was achieved by paying close attention to the gradating tones and colours. I liked the little bit of detail of the white posts and rails punctuating the verge on the right, too.
Much of the russety foliage was painted with my 1" decorator's brush, with a few judicious heavily-laden touches with the tip of my favourite old palette knife.