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Lino print with, er, keyholes?…

But first… Dulltown. UK: Today’s confused film star is Cony Turtis. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A few days ago dear reader, I showed you a photograph taken in a café (of course I have now stopped frequenting cafés due to this dangerous bug … Continue reading

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Lino prints – what fun!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave: Face after face slipped by, eyes avoided his, and even in plump, motherly housewives he distinguished the skeletons of murder. Thus he walked, spinning his … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Bodmin brown, Yarmouth yellow, Renfrew red, Wetwang white, Poplar pink, Cleckheaton carmine, Todmorden taupe, and the funny colour of that small scuff at the bottom of the fridge door. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘What? … Continue reading

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The lino printing saga finally concludes…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the one just finishing off three whole boxes of Pringles. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, that lino print has finally been done! If you don’t know what I’m talking about dear reader, let … Continue reading

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Spatter painting No. 34…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: araeometer, quatorze, tret, oppignorate, excubant, and monstrance. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn … 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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Decalcomania and depth of field…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s cheetah is the fat one with droopy jowls sitting under a tree tucking into a burger and a milk shake. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It seems a while since we had a look at one of my decalcomania … Continue reading

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Stella has new boots…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s combined insult and food is – You’re an arse omelette!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Landscape No. 87 (2005). Pencil on paper, probably about 24″ x 18″. ‘Oh, hello Stella. You’re early.’ ‘No, I’m not! What time did you … Continue reading

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Spatter Painting No. 9…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the pink plastic one shaped like President Trump’s head. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Spatter Painting No. 9. (2015) Acrylic paint and black ink on drawing paper, 28″ x 21″. Yes, here’s another fairly expensive … Continue reading

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You want sprinkles with that?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, appearing as a man with a double plumed headdress, or ram-headed, or frog-headed, is the god Amun. His cult centres are Thebes and Hermopolis Magna, his attributes being: king of gods, primeval, … Continue reading

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Linoprint with curves and stars…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: interramal, swither, geognosy, comedo, zufolo, and reim-kennar. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. As the professor and … Continue reading

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