I find modern painters also giving me great inspiration and understanding on how to progress in my little world. It helps me to practice some new ideas and try to understand how I should improve. When the sun is high and the heat is on your head you just need to find a place with some shade and lay around so I learnt. I watched some of Stephen Higton great work recently. He has an amazing paintings skills which I enjoyed learning by looking at his work. I found him to be also a great inspiration and I enjoy looking at the way he paint, at times it look very simple straight forward but very meaningful. I hope you gain it with experience so I have decided to try to paint one of his paintings subject in water-colours, mind you it was not hot at all and no shade was needed here. It is far from being Stephen skillful work, as he work in Oils, but it was nice to practice and pretend with my water colours washes. I often see a good paintings, picture and I try to work it out and ask myself how do they do it. Many times I work from my own pictures and ideas but I always feel that I have few steps to climb I am sure some of you feel the same. I am sure you will visit Stephen site and understand how far I have to go in this journey, I am sure you will enjoy the real work anyhow. Mean time I will continue to practice my skills and hope that one day I’ll be able to find my style and special niche in this beautiful journey but enormous world.