This stunning landscape, OCTOBER SUNLIGHT by Andre Balyon, is a a rich tapestry of earthy fall colors bathed in the fading glow of autumnal sun. The scene depicts a horse and rider heading back to the barn at day's end, I adore this Balyon, and not only because I love anything horsey. The composition and color are compelling, when I look at it I feel. Unconsciously, I sense the clouds shifting and perceive that first chill as the sun sets and that sense of well being one has at the end of a lovely ride. This vintage 1980s oil on canvas is in excellent condition, nicely framed and measures 19 x 22 inches framed. The canvas measures 11 by 14 inches and is signed on the lower left, and titled and dated on the back of the canvas. Please note that the middle pictures have been lightened to show detail. This superb painting has brought me much joy and I'm sure it will do the same for you.
Andre Balyon was born in 1951 in the Netherlands and now resides in California. According to his bio, he loved "to paint the Dutch countryside. Growing up near the coastline, I felt the moisture-saturated air. I remember my mother telling me to look at clouds, “Just look and observe the clouds, it’s a humbling experience.” It was there that André gazed for hours on end at the dramatic cloud formations, caused by the colliding warm air from a gulf stream, the North Sea, with cold air masses from the North. André’s fascination with the sky and cloud formations explains the dominant role the sky plays in many of his paintings. For that reason, in 1994 André was asked by the Walt Disney Company to assist and instruct a large number of Disney’s background artists on oil painting techniques used for the sky part of the animated motion picture The Lion King.".