In 2010 I painted a collection of watercolours themed
around images of war and they were auctioned with the proceeds going to Help for Heroes. There are still scenes that I see now that make me want to pick up my brush to see if I can capture them in watercolour and this is one of them.
The main aim for me with this painting was to emulate
the downdraft from the Chinook blades with the dust and sand in the air. The glow in the sky around the mountains on the right appeared with the colours merging wet-in-wet. It’s the true magic of watercolour!