I don’t often get blown away by something but it being the memsahibs birthday yesterday we went to London to see the Hockney exhibition.
I’ve never really rated his early stuff but what he’s achieved with this landscape exhibition is something else – he’s had to master watercolour technique and using the iPad to draw to create these marvellous paintings.
He also displays such a feel for the plants. You can feel the spirit of the landscape, the presence of the individual trees and the sequence of spring coming day by day and week by week is a drama played out in my garden here
The man is 75 – to produce some of these he had to paint two large canvases a day most days for a month.
If I’m still learning and creating at this rate when I’m his age (not so far away now alas) I shall think I’m doing well.