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It’s my habit - some say my affectation - when painting, to tuck a red spotted handkerchief in my waistband to use as a rag to wipe brushes on. My painting days came to be known as red spotty days. I’ve been through a lot of red ‘spotties’ down the years without ever really looking at one. Then one day, there it was on the worktop, catching the sunlight, almost posing. I simply had to paint it. Subsequently, when grand children came along, I took to discreetly including a red spotty in some of my paintings. There was a special pleasure, one year, taking the children to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, and releasing them like spaniels into the show, saying: ‘Go find Red Spotty.’ It took them about two minutes to whizz round 1000 paintings and come flying back: ‘Found it, found it!’ The painting is on a gessoed ply-board panel.
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