I have at times looked for words that describe me and my outlook on life. Cosmic Hippy goes at least some of the way in doing this and is a reasonably appropriate title for this latest painting. It began life based upon an image of a field of tulips in media res but to be honest I worked away from that image almost from the word go. Working with translucent colours only for the first few stages then gradually introducing more opaque colours and more direct painting. There was no plan or idea in my mind to aim at I just responded to the painting and let it grow and have a life of it’s own.