Category Archives: drawing

Outer Space 1956…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to rub off any loose flakiness with a folded sheet of coarse sandpaper; slide the palms of your hands over the surface to feel for any snags or protuberances which may remain, if … Continue reading

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The ancient Roman oil lamp…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected fish names are: the cookie-cutter shark, the kissing gourami, Peters’ elephantnose fish, the threadfin bream, and the yellowfin croaker. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When I was in secondary school we didn’t have a proper art teacher … Continue reading

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Stella likes her butter spread thickly…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the phrase – scraped back into a bun. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Aphrodite at the Waterhole. No. 9. (1992) Charcoal and pencil on paper, probably about 24″ x 18″. ‘Oh, … Continue reading

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Finally got the bloody thing finished…

But first… Dulltown. UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: jocund jade, farcical fawn, butter blue, ogre orange, rip red, plank purple and dinosaur damson. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You may recall dear reader, a couple of months ago I treated you to a … Continue reading

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Parry launched himself across…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for bulging wallets to feel reassuringly smooth and warm to the touch, and the people over there, standing in the rain at the bus stop, to appear as amusing pawns in this … Continue reading

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It’s a funny thing, is art…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature: boiling writhing greys and whites, earthy gusts, aerial things rising and falling, chiffchaffs cheerily chirping, and towards evening a large slice of red watermelon will loll along the western horizon. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s … Continue reading

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An attractive garden fitment…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the 1976 novel Harry Bleachbaker by N F Simpson: Throughout this period a silent all-night vigil was being kept on the steps of St Martin-in-the-Fields by representatives from almost all the various … Continue reading

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