Summersevens, Acrylic on board, 60 x 60 cms., 2015

are always a little bit tortuous…letting go and hoping that it will stand up when it goes out into the world.  But the moment has to come when you lay down the brushes and declare it completed.  My ritual is the scrawling of title and signature on the reverse – after that no more fiddling…even when you spot something that doesn’t quite seem right.  At least until it returns home after being shown.