When it flows, it flows. When its hard work it shows. It’s better when it flows, and for me its better when the whole thing just flows in one easy liquid movement. What on earth are you talking about, you’re now asking yourself, cos it all sounds cryptic so far! Well, I’ll explain……. sometimes I’ll see something that will inspire me to paint an image. Sometimes I’ll hear something that will give me an idea for a painting. Sometimes a painting will go well and I’ll paint it easily. Sometimes it can take me days to think of a good title for one of my paintings. But occasionally, and it is occasionally, the whole thing will just come to me in one nice fluid moment. I’ll have the idea, the notion of how I’m gonna paint it and even the title for it, all at once! Wow! Big WOW!!! And this week when I saw my model I had no idea of what pose I was going to draw her in. Sometimes I know instantly, sometimes she’ll come up with an idea and I’ll modify it to fit with how I want to draw her. Sometimes, like this week, I’ll be struggling to come up with something. Then I came up with the pose, a good one I thought, but because it had taken me a few minutes to think of it, and I’d said something cheeky to her like “Come on then, get yer kit off!” she had answered me in a cheeky way and as she was undoing her jeans she stuck her arse out at me, as well as laughing, as she looked back at me over her shoulder! “That’s it!” I said “Hold it there, that’s the pose!” and drew her in that position, and laughed to myself in delight. She asked what was funny and I said “I’ve got a title for it already!” “What?” she asked. “Kiss my ass!!” I replied! And that was it – pose chosen, title chosen, picture drawn, all very quickly, and I’m even delighted with the result! It works well, has just enough in it for the viewer to know what its about, the only detail is the arse itself, since it’s in pride of place, both in the drawing and the title! And I really like it because it’s got ATTITUDE!!!!