Autumn has well and truly arrived now, and a strange hectic storm agitates the oaks outside my window as I write this. I've just added two new paintings - one from a scene I saw this summer on Portland Bill in Dorset. I have reimagined the light pretty liberally. The other, finished this morning, is of twinned trees I saw near Cowden in Kent. I love the slightly surreal effect they create, echoing each other in a paradox of lightness and darkness.