I’ve rediscovered colour inherited from my father. When I was little I used to sit for hours and watch him paint Mandala’s with liquid watercolours. In my own art box, which I’ve been using recently for life drawing, I discovered a bottle of Luma Color that probably dates from 1970. A dark and succulent olive green, shimmering and glistening in its dropper-topped bottle. A time capsule of colour that somehow has survived undiluted and un-evaporated. These liquid watercolours have a luminosity that is quite rare and they stay wet long enough for the colour to be merged and spread across the paper; regular coloured inks tend to dry quickly making them harder to work with. They give a sense of sweep and movement to life drawing.