I showed H.I. all your Patsy comments last night, and she ended up by saying that I should show you her latest painting, so here it is.
It is a crap photo - as usual - taken on a crap camera with a crap lens by a crap photographer, hence the awful colour, warped borders and lack of the subtlety which the real thing has in oodles.
H.I.'s paintings are probably the most difficult to reproduce faithfully, even with professional equipment, but this gives you an idea at least.
We had spent best part of a day in Seville, looking for the Moorish palace gardens - we had even taken a taxi out of town, mistaking an old castle for the palace on a map - and when we took a walk as the sun began to set, we realised that the huge old wall about 400 yards from our hotel was their edge.
A big old ginger tom-cat slept (all day and all night, as we later discovered) on the top of a stone pillar next to some steps, and after we had said hello to it, we went down to see this scene just over the wall.
A blackbird sat in silhouette above the wall, and the crescent moon hung in the darkening sky in front of a slender palm.
This painting is right beside me as I write, and to look at it perfectly brings back the memory of the warm, perfumed evening.
Here's a link to her WEBSITE for anyone who has not seen it - I really must update it!