Depicting a farm in the Cape, this painting features a beautiful landscape with a field, trees and a mountain.
The Cape is home to many beautiful sights. This farm in the painting has a vineyard and being set in autumn, the painting has received the name ‘Late Harvest’.
The painting contains many aspects to look at. A field in the foreground and expanding mountains in the background. When we first look at the artwork, we see the bright Dutch farmhouses surrounded by nature featuring many different colours. Around we see an array of trees and shrubbery, with the vineyard and mountains that are softly touched by the setting sun rays.
The vibrancy and combination of the colours can remind you of the season of autumn and the fresh taste of air it brings with it. The field on the front has two sides of rusted-gold and hazel, which brings a wonderful contrast of autumn colours.
Clouds are seen almost covering the entire sky. They have a soft feeling to it and contribute to the hazy atmosphere of autumn that this painting has.
This farm and the scenery around it, the farmhouses, the vineyard, nature, mountains and clouds, bring this feeling of peacefulness and calm.
With all of the contrasts and vibrancy of colours, the impression that it gives you, the artwork expertly captures all the details of this beautiful landscape.
by Leo Russell