Queens Park is one of my little dog's favourite places to go. I doubt I'd go as often as I do without her. I am grateful to her for as she goes from smell to smell, I get to enjoy the passing seasons in all their glory. From the exuberant bursts of colour in spring to leafy summer to the mellow golds and russets of autumn and the bareness of winter there's always something to feast the eyes on. The brilliant, pure southern light filtering through the trees on this autumn day was the inspiration for this painting. It is done in oils with a palette knife, a technique I re-discovered recently. I really enjoy the textural effects and brightness and life it gives.