This subject had been stood on the shelf for some time. In fact I painted it when the daffodil was fresh and I hadn't had the heart to throw it out afterwards. As it withered and flopped over the staunch and upright bottle, I thought it would be an interesting subject, so it stood there until I finally I got around to painting it. I tryed to keep the paint fresh in spite of the staleness of the subject. It's always a quandry for me, knowing whether to stop or to keep going. With a painting you can easily loose the initial spontinaity, but then you can keep working on it and sometimes push it further to another level.
This was a commision for a couple getting married. It was fun painting two pencils and I spent a good while agonising about the layout and "who should be on top", so to speak. In the end the colours decided for me.
This was another painting for the Kina show. I painted it with acrylics so it would dry in time. I havn't used acrylics for many years and I found it quite strange, but I thought the plastic medium would suit a plastic object. If nothing else, it made me appreciate the qualities and characteristics of oil paint more. I experimented using different mediums to try and give it some texture and phisical quality to the paint.