The more detailed my land and seascapes become, the less I enjoy what could be the finished piece. I often then stand back, hang the painting in my ‘viewing space’ and go back to it at some later stage to loosen it up. Portraiture on the other hand, is another kettle of fish. For me it is about detail, detail, detail. A perfect antidote to the drying time of glazes, portraits give vent to my need to draw or paint in detail; measuring, angling, shading, going back and correcting until I am happy that the image captures the person. Time consuming, requiring immense concentration but thoroughly enjoyable. This is ’Tim’, old Wintonian, polymath and friend – hope you like it!