Below for the record is the entry about this painting, now dropped off the bottom of The Gallery and one of the first images to appear on this Gallery.
‘I happened to be at the tower – the destination of one of my favourite walks [and the northernmost of the string of Martello towers around England’s south east coast] – one fine day late last year  when, looking up towards its east-facing wall from the Aldeburgh side, I saw the upper part of the tower’s profile blackly intersecting with the lowering sun. The effect was quickly captured photographically and then sketched, though by then the sun had shifted slightly and the visual drama lessened.
Anyway, ever since then I have been trying, and failing, to capture on paper and canvas the clarity and immediacy of that first sighting. I think I can see now see how to finish the main painting, maybe with a dark red sun; which I did, though I’m uncertain whether the red is quite right. We’ll just let the painting ‘cook’ for a while in the studio, and one day I’ll look at it and know whether it is in fact finished or not.
It must be finished as it is now displayed in a private collection in London.’
See now also, blog for 30 Dec, ’15