This painting is available on the Silent Auction starting at £15.
I hope this makes you just long for a delicious Greek Fig. Make some Bruschetta (French bread rubbed with oil and garlic and baked) and spread with goats cheese and slices of fig, then grill. Mmm…
I promise I don’t have dividends in Mothercare, and in fact I’m rather out of the loop on baby products, but these two are now fundamental to my artwork clean-up.
Baby Oil: If you work with oil based paint or ink in printmaking, you can do quite a bit of cleaning using vegetable oil. The sort you cook with. It cleans the palette etc. and no nasty solvents except for final clean-up. But you can wash your hands using baby oil, then wipe them on a kitchen towel. Now this is fantastic as usually in all artwork and printmaking my hands take a hammering despite the latex silicone glovers (Lakeland).
Babywipes: Super-cheap at supermarkets, these can get most of the paint off the palette and quite a lot off your hands. These are also great for rubber stamp cleaning.
and for the dog-cleanup…Islay (like all Westies) has sensitive skin so I bath her in No More Tears baby shampoo.