Have had a few days where I have not done a lot of painting but have made deliveries of my paintings for exhibitions that open tomorrow night and on Sunday afternoon. It sure feels strange to not have any deadlines to meet and I intend spending time now experimenting and finding new ways to capture my subjects. Not this week though, I am anxious about my solo exhibition tomorrow and will feel better after the opening (well I hope I do!). To try and relax I decided to use a familiar process and add to my edible series. I have never cooked with Quinces in fact I think I have only ever had them once in a crumble made by a friend some years back. Quince the Model (see photo below) came home with us after lunching in a favourite french style cafe last week where a basket of them had been put on the verandah for display I guess. I asked to take one home. Quince the Model has been patiently sitting in my studio begging to be painted. Behaving really well Quince twisted and turned so I could imagine him hanging on the tree along with lots of his friends.