Only about another week before I have to send images to the Scottish Gallery and John Martin Gallery for their Christmas shows. I now have about 18 unfinished images with some very close to being finished. But finishing is always the hardest bit for me.. I keep wanting to start more instead. There seem to three strands of work emerging: the very illustrational images with the cats, the darker brooding images with beds, and a couple of more painterly colourful images. I am too close to them now to judge which is more effective.

I got notification today from the Chicheser Open that I had my two large pictures accepted. I am very pleased as it is always nice to get larger pictures an airing. I will try to get down there on the 4th November for the opening. There are good prizes… (dream on Bushe man…)