SO after all the excitement of the last week or so, its now back to my normal humdrum existence; swimming, walking, sketching and painting down the studio. I have taken a break from my big Chichester painting as I had lost my way with a bit and want to go back to it not trying to protect it. We are having a last gasp of summer this week in Hastings, so I have been keen to go out and draw as much as I can before the rain starts… I am getting clearer about the kind of paintings I want to do now but further away from how I should go about it… A wee look at my Ben Shahn book always reminds me why I want to paint. Revealing the figure within a social context and sense of time and place…. we shall see.