This is the first of the sketches I will show you.
It is painted on a piece of cardboard from a pizza - I love pizza. This is more like a plan than a definitive grid. The triangle and the crescent might end up being swapped. This scan is not the best for colour. I am never sure why it messes oranges up?
I just saw shaped canvases for a multiple-piece by Hockney based on the Hobbema in the National Gallery. It was advertised in millions of pounds. He is one of the top ten richest artists in the world, when John Currin strangely came out as the number one.
I need money for materials and travel. I need to get to Vienna and Basel and Rome. Could blow my inheritance, but that seems unwise, and at least the prospect of international travel seems further away by the day.