Morbihan, Brittany, France. Late evening, last sun on a barn with red doors and shutters. Wild grasses shine their honey-tips in the golden sun, all is warm, balmy and soft. There are still crickets in the grass and there is a hoopoe probing for worms in the meadow behind the oak trees. This is paradise for me. I painted this over several days, building up layers of oranges and pinks for the sky; deep blues and viridian for the oak trees; thousands of brush stokes and touches in the meadow grasses, pinks on turquoises on creamy honey.
Michael Harding oil paints, Belgian canvas