The idea for this was in my mind for a few months before I executed it. I wanted to do a view looking up at a building with it illuminated at night and the rain pouring around it. This church is on a height in a village, 3 miles from where I live. I wanted to do something different and memorable. I worked off a reference photo taken two days after Christmas, 2010.
This is the only time I’ve done a painting based on another one of my paintings. Following on from the painting of the two bales I did at night. I decided to do something more detailed. I’m not sure if it’s a better painting than the one I did in the open air. Certainly the experience of painting this wasn’t worth remembering!