The Memory of Autumn
About this artwork
Rich, full autumn scene. The artist captures a sense of nostalgia and joy. Classical realism with painterly brushwork hinting at the fleetingness of the moment. Warm sunlight through the trees and gentle haziness in the distance.Dariusz Choinski spends as much time as possible outside in rural Poland discovering new places and looking for inspiring subject matter. He brings his camera and plein air gear, always taking notes about the colors and values within interesting subjects. This allows him to correct the reference photos he may later use for his studio work, although he never copies his photographs. I try to catch a feeling of the moment I witnessed, says Dariusz. Usually it takes him many weeks to finish a single painting, as he likes to give himself time to revisit the piece.