Painted Pallets, April 2020…

 

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When I paint figurative watercolours, I always have a piece of paper of the same size next to my painting, where I can test my brush mark. I call it my pallet, and I have kept each of these over the years, and mid march I decided to paint each one, using only one colour per pallet.

This is the second batch of twenty, I’m still applying the rule of adding one colour per pallet, but decided to break a “watercolour rule” of only getting white by leaving the paper unpainted, this allowed the work to evolve, so that white is sometimes added.

As with the previous 20, it’s unclear to me whether there is or is not a “way up”. So feel free to flip.

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Painted Pallets, March 2020…

 

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Project started mid-March 2020. I took the sheets used as pallets for my figurative water-colours and decided to paint them, while being limited to using only one colour when painting on top of any one pallet.

Is there a way up? Sometimes maybe. Sometimes not. I may have arbitrarily chosen a “way up” – but perhaps there is no one way up. If I ever frame them, I will need to devise a way they can be hung horizontally or vertically from any side. Visitors are welcome to save any of these and see whether they prefer it flipped another way.

Anthony

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Two Families of Rats

Sonnet VII, from Immoral Sonnets, published in Sonnets1999, Grey Suit Editions
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Two families of rats were placed inside
Some rooms which set a limit to their space.
Adequately housed, they multiplied;
Indeed, their population grew apace.
Next, overcrowding caused them to decide
That segregated rooms would not disgrace
Their nature, and each quartered in the place
Allotted them. All mating was decried.
Instead the males chose only to embrace
Their brothers, just as on the female side
The same behaviour also now applied,
Though several sat alone, without a trace
Of interest in their gender or their race:
Since when the whole community has died.

 

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“Children’s shoes have far to go.”

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.”

Boyd K. Packer

Watch Jack Chapple.

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CHILDREN’S SHOES
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Have far to go,
And the road stretches
Ahead of them
All the way to infinity.
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Romper suits,
A green beret,
A Dutch bonnet.
Arm in arm,
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They’re walking
Into the hoarding,
Getting smaller
As they grow.
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They’re from a gone decade,
In for the long haul.
And the goal
Is what exactly?
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Reach old age,
More or less whole?
Little pairs
Grown out of
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Still exist, you know,
As hand-me-downs,
With mended strap,
Buckle sewn back on,
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Heel renewed,
Or perhaps a scrap
Of leather from
An even earlier one,
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One that has lost
Its partner years ago,
Serves as a patch
To save a sole.
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“Use it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or do without.”
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Theatre Reviews

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waves

Here is a review in the Fortnightly of Christopher Reid’s Love, Loss and Chianti.

20 March 2020 – subject to postponement. Worth seeing when it returns.

Christopher Reid

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Here is my review of two intriguing plays in London this April (2019): Third Person Theatre and Noises

Third Person Theatre

Mark Phoenix with Mark Gray – Third Person Theatre – Photo Kevin RbNt

Ali Wright, Old Red Lion, The Noises

Amy McAllister in THE NOISES – photo Ali Wright

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Penshurst-Place-Gardens

Here is my review of Love’s Victory.  This play by Lady Mary Wroth was written 400 years ago – possibly the production at Penshurst Place was its first performance.

Very pleased to see this in The Fortnightly Review.  24/09/18

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babawives

This page is for theatre reviews and this was the first:

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives

Very pleased to see this in the Fortnightly Review.

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Trippin

Click the link to watch Trippin

This is a dance video set in the wonderful communist monuments of what was Yugoslavia.

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The Antonine Plague

At first it was simply a mild irritation
At his slightly buck-toothed expression.
He carried on, convincingly enough,
But then there was his lisp, you hardly heard it
At first, but gradually it became unmissable:
THs as Fs. It was tedious.
He tended to begin with a slightly out-of-kilter
Remark that caused you to pause,
But then he expanded, rapidly; his voice
Louder by the F, and there was no denial,
Remonstration or disagreement.
His own opinion poured out of him,
Flooding the ears of his unwilling listeners.

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More about this plague and how Marcus Aurelius tried to deal with it

 

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