This year ,my kitchen has proved to be a hive of inspiration ,particularly during the late afternoon when the sun casts wonderful shadows through black wooden blinds .Strong contrasts of tonal value are features of many of the pieces. I lean towards pure watercolour ,keeping the white of the paper for the bright highlights. My work is made up of layering wet onto dry complimented with lovely, watery wet in wet, applied with large brushes. Being too lazy to stretch my paper,I use the heaviest with a cold pressed or rough surface. It is in the last two years that I feel confident to predict what the paint will do and persuade it to behave and conform sometimes. It is becoming quite rare for a painting to be binned . Put in the discarded heap maybe!