As the haze of summer is ending and autumn slowly starts to begin i thought i would be fitting to post this up for you guys. However it has taken me four seasons to complete it.
The trees shape has sort of changed considerably during this time, once upon a time it had leaves, now it doesn't. The decision was cemented in my subconscious after a few weeks of commuting to work passing lots of naked gnarly branches. The colours of the cracked bark, mould and moss seemed to sparkle in my eyes. The easiest way i could describe it would be how they would look if they were on that Apple Macbook retina display advert on the telly. I like to say that i also saw the characters that i painted running around them, but that may just may make me sound a bit mental.
The furry chap, like the trees also changed quite a bit. Once he was red then he was blue, for a few months i couldn't make my mind up but then umber seemed to work in my opinion.
Throughout a lot of the time while painting this i was listening to the album by The Knife called Shaking the Habitual. I kind of picture all the characters dancing around to it when i was listening so maybe you could to. Have a listen by clicking below if you have a spare five minutes you bunch of busy people
Enjoy the last beams of that sun and im sure we will chat again some time soon