The Order Of Release
Below is not a picture of one of the many unfortunates just emerging through an arrival gate at last after being stranded for days abroad, though it could as well be... No, this touch of class I'm attaching to my posting this time is for no other reason than I was reading a book about Millais recently, and I thought I'd show you the painting of his that made the strongest impression on me as a kid - The Order Of Release. I couldn't believe how he made it so grippingly realistic. And we used to have a dog like that... Amazing stuff. Anyway, if you're in the UK, this terrific picture is in the Tate Gallery. Don't pass through London without seeing it!
And talking of visits, I'm off on another signing trip this weekend, and, as long as no volcano erupts under the rail line from Marylebone to Shrewsbury between now and Saturday, May Ist, I will be signing and sketching, etc, at Infinity And Beyond, 31, Wyle Cop, Town Centre, Shrewsbury, from 1-5pm. They're on +44 (0) 1743 360666. Their website - www.infinitybeyond.co.uk.
If you're not heading off into the now ash-free clouds on that long bank holiday weekend, and fancy spending your time in the beauty of the green and pleasant English countryside instead, make sure you come and say hi : )