Fires in the Fall

Mixed media; pewter sculpture and acrylic on board. Overall frame size 48 x 58cm. £840

I painted this piece after walking through a forest last autumn. The colours of the trees and the changing light make this a truly wonderful time of year.

I found a great poem by Robert Louis Stevenson that added to my inspiration. The opening lines read: In the other gardens, and all up the vale, from the autumn bonfires, see the smoke trail. I think he is referring to the colours of fire when he mentions the bonfires and the smoke. His final few lines are wonderful: Sing a song of seasons, something bright in all, flowers in the summer, fires in the fall.

I cast a few pine cones directly from the cones rather than making a sculpt first. I rarely do this but I felt the shape and texture of the cones would be great for casting in pewter. Nature’s very own sculpt.

The mould that I used to create the pewter sculpture has been destroyed. The pewter is lead-free and conforms to the relevant European Standard.

This is a one-off original painting. It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

This piece is framed in a floating frame. The frame is 30mm deep and 20mm wide.