In 1852, Delacroix recollected that ‘Constable said that the superiority of the green he uses for his meadows derives from the fact that it is composed of a multitude of different greens’. Greens are often a difficult colour to control. Of course this meant that I took it on. This painting only started to work when I grayed out the greens. I like the dance of the placement of the trees. You can feel the evening summer sun on your face.