I have an ancient iMac that helps me produce all my digital output and just recently it has started to run out of puff when working with some of the very large files and new software. In a very real way my creative efforts mirror this problem and I don’t seem to be able to create images with pencil and camera at the same time: One users up all of my creative juices to the detriment of the other. This leaves me feeling I have neglecting the other. So I made the painting of Jessica as a direct result of my photographic work – the image had been started a couple of weeks ago and then I abandoned it. yesterday I came back to it and managed to finish it off.
In the meantime I visited the ever rewarding Hidcote Manor. Life is hard.