Category Archives: Art

The tuning-fork tree.

More storms, 60mph gusts. Dried up later. 7°C. A6 sketchbook: In work today, I had time to watch a tree beaten by storm Gareth. My mind turned to the problem of how can we animate a winter tree? The tree … Continue reading

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Some galleries in Manchester.

12°C, light and sunny. I came for art, E came for cubing. William Kentridge was the main billing at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester. This place has changed much since I last came here 25 years ago. I remember a … Continue reading

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Mural painting.

13°C, heavy showers. Just in time for memorial Sunday, I was given a day to get this mural painted at work. They’re having a kind of parents’ evening and the head decided it would be good to have the mural … Continue reading

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Art fix

17°C, sun and heavy showers. Tate Gallery, Liverpool. They’re showing Egon Sheile and some other stuff from their modern collection. This is what they said about the sculpture above: Louise Bourgeois 1911-2010 Mamelles 1991, cast 2001 Rubber, fibreglass and wood … Continue reading

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Up and Down the seawall.

12°C, white cloud with brisk SW breeze. Dry. I rode The Jake with MapMyRide+! Distance: 17.94km, time: 01:15:37, pace: 4:13min/km, speed: 14.24km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2856106942 I ventured out onto the mudflats to investigate some jetsam. This is an excellent route to take … Continue reading

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In the neighbourhood..

7°C, brisk SE, building rain. Marshside Beach only 1km from my new house. Between here and my place are some brackish lagoons administered by the RSPB. What a bleak and melancholic day. This panorama shows the empty feel of the … Continue reading

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Another A6 sketch.

​ A 6 paper. About 20 minutes plus a few revisits.

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Haven’t done one of these for ages.

HB propelling pencil onto 26 book.

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HDR on a phone.

10°C, cloudy, mostly dry. No ride today as I’m fighting off a cold. There is a pattern this winter, no blockbuster colds. Instead, I have these days where I feels oncoming, but then fades away again. Today, I downloaded an … Continue reading

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School art.

Ball-point pen drawing, set as a homework to year 8 (12-13 year old) class.  They have rules limiting the time spent on homework, but these girls have spent well over an hour on these pieces.​ The homework was set in … Continue reading

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