Sometimes coincidence and chance provide useful prompts. Lena came to model for me the other week and remarked that an artist she had modelled for had come across my website whilst looking for a Life Drawing group in Croydon for a student and liked my cubist style work. I had a canvas with a drawing of Lena for a cubist style painting sitting in my studio for at least 5 years. The following week I was intending to make up some painting boards but my car broke down so I couldn't get my supplies of wood over to my studio. So as not to waste my week I dug out my oil paints and produced this painting - still a fair amount of work to do on it and it will have now to wait until next spring - I use electric fires to heat my studio and they don't mix well with turps!