I saw this piece whilst visiting the National Gallery in London and thought it was relevant to this project. Below is my initial response that I wrote down standing in front of the painting.
Vibrant colours create magical atmosphere
Thick brushstrokes have very painterly quality
Texture light movement energy emotion
A painters perception of the landscape – using that word that I can’t remember when feelings are put onto inanimate objects in literature – like that.
Unfinished and flawed
Looking at the piece now
I think it was the bold shapes and fauvist colour palette that caught my eye. This playful approach to painting landscapes is something I want to include in my own work.