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Autumnal Seaview

My Sketch I spent a large part of yesterday on this new painting, using an old…

Review Segment

Joseph Ferguson, Shillelagh Law Questions of Life and Death. Snakes and Snails and Puppy-dog Tails – growing…

Eros

Impetuous whispered adorable phrases, Erotic delight and eager embraces Encourages sympathy, calls for seduction, Which brings…

The Provocation

What made people try their hand at story writing? Why would anybody write? When? How did…

Sweet Pea

Pastel colours and sweetness Modest flower of cottage gardens Encircled with soft green tendrils. * Delicate…

Hacker hoax

Some time ago, I had a hacker scare that turned out to be a hoax. In…

Tea with Gooseberry Crumble

Baking fragrance leaps to the nostrils As friends meet in the tea-room White scrubbed floors and…

Hogsback, Surrey

This is another Watercolour that disappeared through moving around. I only have a photo of it…

New Reviews

JG MacLeod, Abalone Domestic Violence with a Vengeance Liz is a reticent and shy girl who…

Triad

Maid You see me now in youth and glory You see me fresh and free of…

Still-life with Chrysanthemum

This is my last flower picture – and the last in the series of cherished paintings…

A Crazy World?

Some years ago, I purchased a keyboard for one of the ancestors of the smartphone. Recently,…

Falling in Love

*** Blissful state that tumbles kingdoms Frees the wary from their phantoms When the naughty boy…

Chrysanthemum

*** Somebody in my household must have had a penchant flower-paintings: my third childhood painting instalment…

A Good review?

What is a good review? It is helpful. It is fair. It is honest. It isn’t…

Musical Birds

Violin drills emerge from the trees But nobody glimpses a fiddler, a source: Blackbirds can emulate…

Irises

The second painting from my childhood home is a flower painting. There is no signature, but…