My favourite time of day. When colours become muted and you begin to see things with your minds eye as details become blurred, and imaginings begin. It's a time of reflection, but it can also be a time of anxiety or haunting - as a child I was not a good sleeper. Perhaps I was super-sensitive to atmospheres or preoccupied with the mysteries of the unknown.
Reference material for my paintings are usually photographs, but often I will produce a drawing from them, experimenting with composition and developing a relationship with the scene. That is, getting into the psychology of the scene.
I am commencing a new work based on the sketch below. I often use a sky from one photo with a scene from another to achieve the desired psychological effect.