I am still working on drawings looking across broad deep water tidal channels flowing around small islands of rough grass. I like the way the tidal flow of water causes opposite banks to mimic the shape of each other. How much subject matter do you need to make a painting? Probably not much. I think there has to be some kind of visual hook, something that made you want to stop and look initially. That slow twist of water rippling along a deep channel; but I like to find a way of pushing the subject matter low down in the mix so that it doesn’t interrupt the flow of making the painting. This painting, a diptych, is currently resting as it seems to be working. I have been making watercolours from it, in order to have a good look at it. And went out this afternoon to make more drawings.