Category Archives: painting

(A bit of a rant.) So, who is it for Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me having a screaming row with Charlton Heston and Sofia Loren on the set of El Cid in 1960. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> What a funny business it … Continue reading

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Just one or two shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: baphometric, carbocyclic, ecardinate, niched, bouncy, and scroddled. I think my favourite has to be scroddled, something to do with pottery techniques I am led to understand… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. … Continue reading

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Oh Dave, not another spillage!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature: regal gusts, crown clouds, confetti showers, right royal rain, pomp droplets, imperial strata, heraldic tinctures, and a super sovereign sunset. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Of course I took this one looking downwards. I reckon this … Continue reading

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Hold the front page!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: turquoise, bloated brown, turquoise, ample azure, turquoise, floppy fawn, turquoise, rhubarb red, turquoise, and voltage violet. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes! Hot local news! Mid afternoon yesterday, I went out, locked my front door behind me, … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4533…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a pack of pork sausages – oh, it doesn’t seem to have a hole for the pencil to go in, perhaps this isn’t one? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I spent … Continue reading

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They rolled in the soft brown earth…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: paragon purple, meaty mauve, tangerine tangerine, blood blue, ostrich ochre, and blockhead burgundy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Alert!… Alert!… (I once saw, chalked on a wall somewhere, Be Alert – Britain needs Lerts! I … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 24…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s bulldog is the clean-cut handsome one… (B) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well, goodness me! Of all the This is Not Art posts I have done, I think this one is by far the most colourful and convincing – … Continue reading

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