Monthly Archives: Sep 2008

There is…

20°C, sunny & clear. C=38 miles. ….a bright ray of hope.

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They heard me calling.

17°C, calm. Crane Fly: one flew in through the gap in the curtains this evening while I was painting. He flitted his strange legs against my shoulder then tottered off in another direction, I wasn’t sure that he knew how … Continue reading

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Albinoni (Von Karajan)

Evening, music to paint to Turpentine: Restarted the portrait as decided at the 60 mile point yesterday. Unfortunately, I can’t show this one, so I’ll talk about music instead.Albinoni: Adagio in G- cond: Herbert Von Karajan. My copy of this … Continue reading

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where are the wasps?

17°C, clear, still with high cloud. For that matter, where are the crane flys? Is it too early?The wasps are worryingly sparse. I hope nothing terrible has happened.

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88 miles.

19°C after the rain stopped and the sun came out. Cycling: Niiice long ride at a fast pace. I only came home because my concentration was fading. The roadspeed was steady- a comfortable but quick pace even once the tiredness … Continue reading

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September sun

19°C, still air, 30% cloud Beaudesert: returned there to enjoy the sun and draw in sweet smelling air. The ground was very wet, but the route did cross a lot of springs just below a ridge. Dragonflys buzzed the pond, … Continue reading

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All new to me

Poetry: is all new to me. Some of you will think this is no big deal, but I’m reading Noël Coward’s "Collected Verse" and now Thomas Hardy’s "Selected Poems". It’s new to me, it feeds a need in my life … Continue reading

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Is it finished?

A sudden feeling hit me, while cleaning the edges of a glaze. How uncanny, the suddenness I mean, and relief – it’s worked well enough.It’s finished!Oh, what am I talking about; the Angelica painting. I’ll take a photo tomorrow and … Continue reading

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on Hammershøi (n II)

19°C, mercifully dry, warm Sth winds After a conversation with the boss, I feel moved to think about this Danish painter again. It’s the quietness, soft shaded hidden corners and scenes full of potential happenings that draw me in.

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Collected Verse

Dry, warm with a sweet smelling southerly wind.. Noël Coward: I am no good at love My heart should be wise and freeI kill the unfortunate golden goosewhoever it might bewith over articulate tendernessAnd too much intensity I am no … Continue reading

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