It is painting today, hooray! Last week when I started my brightly coloured cacti, Grace asked me if I had seen DAVID HOCKNEY'S new work, which I had not, so when I got home I Googled him speedily. They are so A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! The scale of them is magnificent and the best part is that he paints them in situ, not from photos. Joins up lots of smaller canvases to make the big picture. The colour is sublime and well I just love everything about them. It is the joyfulness and freedom of the size that inspires me the most, lucky the MESSY STUDIO has a tall ceiling.