Etude in yellow and white…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a chilly draught around the knees.

DSCN3742Of course this is a painting… Well, it must be, mustn’t it? It is paint, on a surface. It also has plenty of inbuilt meaning to ponder on too… What more could you want?
I have always liked road markings, but when they introduced yellow paint as well as the traditional white I was overjoyed. (‘Overjoyed’, what a strange word that is… Can one be just ‘joyed’ – being overjoyed to a lesser degree? I don’t think I’ve ever used the word ‘overjoyed’ before, anywhere, and at any time… That just shows what sort of life I have…)
At first I walked straight past this fine piece of road art. I did glance down at it as I passed, and I did consider the possibilities of a photo, but decided that I have taken far too many pictures of this kind of thing… But the rain had stopped, and the shape of the curving kerb and the puddle, not to mention the image of the crumbling bike, caused me to stop and walk back – hell, digital photos are free – you are not wasting film, are you? Hm, let’s try to make the composition interesting – yes, we’ll have the bike off to the right, and an area of dark blank pavement to the top left…. Click!…
Perhaps I’ll give it a really arty and pretentious title?… That usually impresses people and makes them think it’s a better picture than it actually is… Yes, how about…

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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