Lin settled in Hong Kong in late 1977. The new living environment induced changes in his art. The liberal social climate gave him courage to reveal his strong emotions directly, such that his paintings became more expressive. Crude forms, bold brushwork, scant details and striking colours are recurrent features in these late works of his. Idealized or painted from recollections, the landscapes of this period are even further away from reality. In Autumn Landscape, for instance, the flat-distance perspective is forsaken and expressiveness is strongly felt in the bold brushwork and bright colours. After suffered bitter hardships during the Cultural Revolution and endured long periods without family companionship, Lin constructs his own ideal world within the serene, quiet spaces of the rural landscape, and perhaps implicit within it are his cherished memories of his hometown and desire for a peaceful home.