After reading the powerfully moving "First Light" by Battle of Britain fighter pilot, Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum, DFC, I wanted to paint another Spitfire picture. The descriptions of sunsets set me thinking of a pilot returning to base alone, after the turmoil of battle, heading towards the setting sun.
Just blocking in the basic sunset colours here:-
Now to complete the sky and paint the thin, hazy clouds below, tinged by the fiery sunset:-
The next step is to position the plane and roughly block in the colours:-