Praia Moçambique, woodland, oil on card, 12.5 x 12.5 cm
Two pochades painted on a productive day in the woods at Praia Moçambique.
It's the first time I've managed to do good work of the woods at Moçambique. The woods have a restful quality and I love to work in them. But after previous sessions I'd had to destroy what I'd painted. I'd been under under the spell of other painters and couldn't locate my own emotional responses, I 'd seen Munchs and Klimts everywhere, and had become inarticulate, and the work was stale.
This time I seemed not to give too much of a damn. I felt free: the pictures came.