This painting was a huge visual breakthrough for me in terms of new mark making to represent ideas and ways of seeing things. Depicting wind and heat energy flowing across landscape and in the air between the eye of the viewer and that landscape was the intention. I got very excited as the image came together and those textures I was making began to speak back to me as I was 'in' that making.
I did simplify the final image by reducing the size of the painting by half, because I felt that the format was attempting to carry too much action and experimentation. The energy caused the landscape to start to visually peel away in floating layers that competed with the colour combination achieved in this, the top half.
I was already pleased with the yellowed patchwork to simplify and break up the depth indicators and texture of the middle ground field, and the way the use of quite contrasting colours balanced out fairly gently across the divided areas, with everything falling backwards or forwards as intended.