Painted in 2020 as part of a series of four, Pete’s Winter painting from his The Seasons series, features the branch depicted in his previous three paintings which is now bare. A robin perches on top of the branch whilst snowflakes fall around it, creating a serene and tranquil atmosphere. This work was inspired by the artist’s love of Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints which first emerged in the 17th century. Ukiyo-e, meaning ‘pictures of a floating world’, often celebrated the beauty of nature in all its annual stages.
The painting has been signed twice. One signature has been placed on the painting itself; the other is seen on the reverse of the painting alongside a doodle.
Measures 56cm x 81cm.
Emulsion on board.