This old friend,Â A Prophet of the Apocalypse is going to be in a show of warriors at the High Studio pretty soon, so I’ve spent some time cleaning it up with some Ultramarine Blue that has brought the background back to life. I painted him quite a while ago when I had the hospital studio with Chris Cassidy,so it must be about eleven years since I showed him last.
I’m continuing work on the ribcage today, and looking with interest at the bear in Fortitude that is in need of further attention, having rested untouched for several weeks while I got all excited about the huge panels, then went camping.
In my yoga practice I’m finding sitting in the crossed leg position called Siddhasana is gradually becoming easier to do. It was very hard to do at first, but after several weeks of slowly increasing the amount of time I sit in it, it has become easier. Painting is like this – with stalwart patience and continual practice our abilities improve and we get better at things that are impossible when we begin.