The Harvest is one of my favourite paintings at the Paris exhibition. It is only 56 x 40 cm, graphically striking with its contrasting, simple colour shapes and the strong diagonal. When Bernard hung this painting in the dining room of his lodgings, the other guests demanded it be removed and so he exchanged it for a work by Gauguin.
I have wanted to use the round shape of our dining table in a composition for a while and it seemed to match Bernard's curve of the hill. I had endless trouble trying to do the table surface - I find it hard to visualise what I want - and then there's the question of how to achieve it.
Acrylic on board
20cm x 20cm