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So Dave, why do you bother with the drawings?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I finished re-reading a month or two ago: …she (Martha) imagined quite vividly and realistically how he would raise his eyebrows on seeing his … Continue reading

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Stella prefers the Bourbons…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one being arrested by a constable for peering into people’s upstairs bedroom windows. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Street Eggs. 1994. Charcoal and pencil on paper, probably about 24″ x 18″ ‘I want tea!’ ‘Of course … Continue reading

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Not fed up with the smudges yet Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s instruction is to first bend back the tin wings of the inspection flap, insert a finger into the orifice and locate the blind flood valve, which will be greasy, press it gently and then release … Continue reading

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Is that another smudge drawing Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found in the right leg of King Henry VIII’s suit of armour. (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Smudge Splash. 2019. Charcoal and pencil on nice paper about 22″ x 15″. Yes, it … Continue reading

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What? More smudges Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another one from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave – which I am currently re-reading – it’s great fun! Then the rain began to patter softly against the window: a rillet would … Continue reading

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Oh look, another smudge drawing…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the one sitting reading the Financial Times, waving his trunk around, and scowling. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As I have mentioned in a recent post (click) I seem to have drifted into doing … Continue reading

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Going crazy-crazy with the charcoal smudges…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s nice fish names are: the Antarctic icefish, the clown loach, the grunt, the dusky grouper, the eagle ray, and the killifish. Which one of these would you least like to get stuck in a broken … Continue reading

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I think it’s just a tree-cloud Dave…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one trying on Bermuda shorts in the sale of unsold summer wear in House of Fraser. (H of F) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Come on, let’s get this cloud thing out of the way and … Continue reading

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That drawing successfully rescued…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: broiling, wowf, reboant, meconic, rhyparographic, compital and bouncy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm, yes… so, going back to my rather rambling post of a few days ago which was entitled Bins, ne-er-do-wells, charcoal and … Continue reading

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Stella perks up her tea…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected fish names are: the Alfonsino, the Jellynose Fish, the Queen Parrotfish, the Kafue Pike, the Searobin, and the Upside-down Catfish. If you dipped your hand into the water which one would you decide … Continue reading

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Stella drops something on the carpet…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: grim, prolegomenous, triapsidal, leucitic, coticular, pygidial, and frothy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The Cloudy Day. 2015. Charcoal and pencil on paper, probably about 24″ x 18″. ‘Did you see the sky?’ ‘Oh, good morning … Continue reading

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Stella with sticky fingers…

But First… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word mawkish. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Landscape No. 102. (2015) Pencil and charcoal on white drawing paper, probably about 24″ x 18″. ‘Stella! What time do you call this!’ … 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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