‘Post Apocalypse’ was how one viewer on Facebook described this painting which coincidentally was exactly what I thought when I’d completed this watercolour and examined it in its mount. I mentioned previously how much I like bleak landscapes and I think this one fits into that category though I have tried to inject a bit of colour with the use of the palette reds (alizarin crimson and light red). I don’t decide until the last second as I’m about to start painting what colours I’m going to use. Often I’ll use a similar palette to those of the photo but other times I’ll just make it up as I go along and throw everything at it. The main thing always is to try and capture some sense of light.