'Dusk' oil paint on wood panel. Just finished. It is quite a somber subject but an interesting effect colour-wise. My paintings are always built up with many layers and so take me a long time to create. For years I have been preoccupied with colour and surface. With this painting I began with a reddish pink under-painting and then painted the background a very dark brown. The grass has many passes of green and violet strokes which create an almost luminous surface and over all impression of blue. I was trying to recreate the silvery light that happens just as the sun is going down at the end of the day. Just before it gets dark but you can still see..