David Hockney Reads about Reading Water

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My thanks to Charlie Gladstone for sending an interesting email about a beautiful book, with an intriguing couple of paragraphs.

The book in question is the current bestseller, Spring Cannot be Cancelled, by David Hockney and Martin Gayford.

I’m a big fan of Mr Gayford’s books and, of course, love Mr Hockney’s paintings.

What a fun surprise to the read following lines in the book:

David Hockney: “I’ve just begun How to Read Water. It’s very interesting. The author says, ‘we can learn a lot about what is going on in the world’s greatest oceans by looking at a village pond’. So you can read a puddle in the same way as an ocean; the language of the ripples and splashes is the same. At the moment, I’m painting a big picture of the rain on my little pool. I think I’m going to call it ‘Some Smaller Splashes’.