Distracted myself away from East of the Sun to a larger working of The Space Between. Of all the brushes I have bought and been given recently the one I am loving the most is a sable that was in a collection of brushes from Robin’s father who many years ago was a brush salesman. No idea how old it is but it is a sable brush, no4 and puts down a brilliant wash while coming to the finest point for detail. also used a goat hair brush for the first washes on this. Meanwhile a winged Frida Kahlo watched over me.
Away from my desk for a few days from tomorrow, doing exciting things so for now the painting will have to wait and settle. Among other things I will be doing is a visit to the Tower of London to attend a party in honour of George RR Martin of Game of Thrones fame, and even more exciting than that to meet the marvelous Merlin who is dark as midnight and mischievous as her magical name implies, for she is a raven at the tower and I am hoping to persuade her to pose for me.