I love paint! I love the way it smells, the variety of tubes, the consistency – some long and ropey while others are short and buttery, the smell of paint – walnut oil, cold pressed linseed oil, Mussini’s resin oils OH MY GOD! Oh, yes, and there’s color! Glorious COLOR! I’m sort of a geek so I enjoy the properties of color – hue, value, saturation and all the color theory of course but also the physical and chemical properties of paint. There’s an alchemy in painting. Making pastes of rock dust and vegetable oil, we smear this paste on a surface and it becomes something more.