In His earliest paintings he was influenced by
Gothic Architecture. The paintings he painted then had strong elements of
stained glass affects and were supported by structures such as flying
buttresses. Later his love of music became dominant in his paintings and this
added rhythmical movement as may be seen in his brush strokes.
Colour and texture play an important part in this approach as do strong compositional
lines. Underlying colour affects the top layers of colour as they reflect through the
layers. Being very rhythmical his choice of subjects likewise, lend themselves more
readily to these qualities. For example musical figures, harlequins and dancing figures
are obviously more adaptable to this textured affect.
In landscapes, however, he uses rhythmical lines and planes of colour in such a way to
perpetuate the harmony found in nature. All through his work, texture helps to provide a
backdrop to this flowing motion.