Sometimes a reckoning comes of all the lives we have lost, and sometimes we take it upon ourselves to burn them to ashes. Helen MacDonald, H For Hawk
A new painting, the first one completed this year, keeping me ‘on target’ for a new painting every month. Underneath it are about half a dozen other failed paintings, all of which had to die so that this one might live. The fact that it’s already sold tells me I was right to do what I did.