Last night our Mayor asked if I would paint live during a Council meeting and I was honoured. Every time I begin a piece I go through that stage of wondering how it will look, I had a vague idea but added the raven later, and whenever I stop to look at the work in progress I begin to question my choices of layered colour and marks. But I push on and in the end am usually very happy with the results. So many of those present wondered along with me, as my beginnings are typically very messy and seemingly unconscious but there is a method to my madness. This piece I titled 'Raven's Song' as it was interesting to me to see the process of local government as the floor opens for questions and concerns and residents are welcome to speak. I think that's the greatest beauty of living in a democratic country, that everyone's voice, or song, is heard. PS You can watch the painting process here.