December 15, 2014

8.30 am. Emails sent, arrangements for the week rearranged and preparations made for this afternoon’s meetings. 9.00 am. A second cup of tea before re-engaging with Preaching = Painting. Mixing and matching within the restraints of a software palette that does not readily permit desaturation requires patience and some imaginative workarounds. 11.00 pm. Completed colour match. More tea, please:

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By an early lunchtime, I’d mapped the visual-textual content onto the grid. 1.00 pm. I contributed to a two-hour training session for postgraduate supervisors, at IBERS. As a teacher, one sometimes takes away more than one gives. 3.30 pm. The white, negative space between the forms appears too raw and fails to integrate the whole sufficiently. (Or, at least that was my initial impression. Time will tell.) A neutral, mid grey was substituted first:

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Then, a grey between neutral, mid grey and white:

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I’ll sleep on it. 4.40 pm. Another Floating Bible verse was begun: the first on the recto page.

6.00 pm. Harry and Bob’s wedding ‘do’. Practically, the whole department turned out. It’ll be memorable in so many ways. And, the occasion provided a helpful emotional restorative for staff after our recent period of bereavement:

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8.15 pm. Back to Matt. 19.29b. 9.50 pm. Completed.

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