OCTOBER FLOWERS 26 X 20 cm oil/board
I have spoken before about how strange painting is … I know I have said it in my book – and it is true. For several weeks I have had ideas and – eventually got myself out of the kitchen out of the garden and into the studio – where probably I have ‘tidied up’ This displacement activity is so familiar …. I know it well – how was it possible that today – at about 3 o’clock I finally stopped myself ‘walking round it’ ( as Robert says) and stopped negotiating with myself and just started …. and two pictures are more or less done … and loads more to do… now I have breached the … blockage or dam or whatever it was, it will flow till it dries up or circumstances intervene or … something else stops it and another lull will take place – like fields that have to lie fallow, it is not reasonable to expect creativity to be on tap all the time!