Oil on Board, 40 x 50 cms, 15.75 x 19.5 inches
British weather is known for being rather damp, and as cooler evenings in the Autumn cause condensation we often wake up to wonderful misty mornings. I always try and capture this phenomenon on my camera, but the beautiful Sussex landscapes shrouded in mist always remain in my mind. As an artist I paint a lot from my imagination and memory, and it is the cooler misty mornings that frequently inspire my landscape-based paintings. Mist transforms the colours of the landscape, warps the perspective, shortening the depth of field because it hangs in the air.
I find this time of year most magical and I wanted to capture the skeleton trees having lost their leaves muted as the mist surrounds them and dulls their colours.