Spring or Autumn?

Seems like spring is pretty near but as always in St.Petersburg it's freezy cold and grey. That reminded me of an autumn painting which was made several months ago.

The main goal was to show the atmosphere and the mood using warm colour palette and a bit transparent and unclear composition.

The original has a little another colour tone, This tint was made digitally in Photoshop

First the sketch on canvas was made – on that stage I’ve imagined the composition pretty different.

I'm using cotton and linen canvases mostly

But as usual you should be flexible and move with the painting while it starts to appear more clear. At first the whole image of house and forest was about to be on the painting, but stroke after stroke the conception has changed).



Below you can see the brush strokes and texture more closely

Hope you ejoy this mood too!