Much of the time he spent doing his paintings he was 'waiting for nature to arrive' so thus planned to be spontaneous, adding to the calendar significant nature dates.
Hockey had made a series of video works (making of the video link below) It was the most contemporary conceptual work he'd ever made and I really enjoy viewing it. I was compelled to watch all of the 18 screens. The video was tracking across landscapes and I found it encompassing and compelling.
Hockney is being a 'Zeitgeist' artist and never stuck in his ways.
The prestigious RA seemed like the most beautiful place to view new and older art works.