Well, another year goes by, with accompanying supersonic booms, and sadly compels me to continue drawing a veil over what I have been up to for professional reasons.

So – rather than any instructional musings, step – by – step insights into my artistic efforts, or dazzling recommendations of wonderfully talented brush wielders – I present to you 2 seasonally apropos images, and will simply have to just wish you all a very splendid Christmas, and the hope that some kind of optimism, common sense and decency can prevail in the new year.

Thanks for looking in during the year, carry on being creative – and be good to yourselves and each other.

Now I’m just hoping the turkey arrives today!