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  • 9th July 2020

What amazing luck! I can do this painting lark in the solitude of my studio and the bustle of a festival; in a pub in High Wycombe or in a harbour in Mousehole.  In the studio, it's about the academics of painting: composition value, colour, edges, and proportions. Then refine, refine, refine and at some point stop. It' s another story painting outside, here it's about gesture, catching the movement of a figure, a cloud or moment and all in changing light. It's fast, loose and quite exciting! That's not to say I abandon the academics, I just have to trust that they kick in by...