Category Archives: art

Psycho-painting and what you see in it

Psycho-Painting slideshow “Look at walls splashed with a number of stains, or stones of various mixed colours. If you have to invent some scene, you can see there resemblances to a number of landscapes, adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, … Continue reading

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Tango Valley

x SIGRID x In your wake, the air Will fill itself in; The air you imagine Is water, water x You may move to, Keeping abreast of it, Riding it with ease; Wading through x What surrounds you, The air … Continue reading

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Meandering through La Belle Epoque

  Vuillard Interior Two contributions have come out at the same time (essay and poems). SO – here is my new essay in the Fortnightly Review   It’s a celebration of a time that is an inspiration to me. AND – … Continue reading

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Earthquakes and Milkshakes

As there is to everything, There is a fitness to grandad Fleeing a delighted boy. Miniscule petlets of alyssum Compliment overweight orchids. Condos trump the ancient bay. x Drums of stone stacked One by one on top Of each other, … Continue reading

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J-L Forain’s take on Verlaine’s Poem

THE LOVER OF NATURE x Paris being not a spit Worth spittin, I am gonna split. But ‘ow my soul’s a poet’s innit, Sundays when me gaff I quit, The country’s bout as cool as shit. x The overland’s a … Continue reading

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Painted Pallets, June 2020.

80 79 78 77 76 75 74 73 72 71 70 69 68 67 66 65 64 63 62 61 Painted pallets 41-60 (May 2020) Painted pallets 21-40 (April 2020) Painted pallets 1-20 (March 2020) This brings my sequence of … Continue reading

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Joris-Karl Huysmans on Modern Art

  One of my favourite authors! His views on Modern Art are at last translated by Brendan King (Dedalus, 2020). Tim Keane has an excellent article about this in Hyperallergic – a very good art site. And I also review Brendan … Continue reading

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Painted Pallets, May 2020…

60 59 58 57 56 55 54 53 52 51 50 49 48 47 46 45 44 43 42 41 Continuation of my painted pallets – the sheets of cartridge paper I use to test brush loads and marks when … Continue reading

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Write where we are now

Pleased to see two more poems of mine in Write where we are Now Carol Ann Duffy’s initiative with Manchester University, during lock-down. They have used four. I must say, I am encouraged! My thanks to all involved. Scroll down … Continue reading

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Painted Pallets, April 2020…

  40 39 38 37 36 35 34 33 32 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 Click here for Painted Pallets 1- 20  When I paint figurative watercolours, I always have a piece of paper … Continue reading

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