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Art

Utilize / Utilise

#Fowc #Utilize #Utilise

Condiments, Watercolour in painter by inky

Sat in the hotel dining room

waiting for his bacon and eggs to be dished up

he works on an impromptu masterpiece

his models not as picky as usual

but they’re the stars of this pre-breakfast show

while the main act is getting ready

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Learning Life

Practice

I

Building blocks of different shape and colour

Teach all sorts of useful skill

And its lots of fun when they fall over

II

They might call you a marvel of language

but you’ve got to engage with the locals

if you want to order your lunch

III

Your eye is the best judge

but don’t be disheartened

if that pear looks like a plum

add a peach to the fruitbowl instead

IV

Picking a subject

taking a shot

if you’re not happy with your shot

there’s always the delete button

or perhaps you could edit it at home ?

V

Yellow tennis ball

perfect thing for practicing

reflex actions

catching out in the field

(The red cork ball – saved for match day)

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Poetry

Outline

A draft of idea

getting what you want on paper

without going into any great detail

the first bone of a skeleton

that forms over time

will it end up on the gallery wall ?

time will tell

but the recepticle by your right hand side

is ready to receive it should you change your mind

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Acrostic Art Poetry

Sketchy

#fowc #sketchy

Doodle from Soccer Alex @ Photobucket.com

Some say, there’s the start of a masterpiece in that notebook of hers

Kept in a top draw of her work desk

End pieces for show ? No, but look beyond the layers of random doodle

There’s the beginnings of something that

Could be talked about by art critics for many years to come – but for now

Held away, till she’s ready for the world to see it

You could take a sneaky peek – but you would only see the first splat on the canvas

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Acrostic Character Poetry

Man on the corner

Salford, 24th September 2018

Sat on the corner,

a man sits with his pencils, paper and paints

lovingly capturing local life

for years he’s being perfecting his craft

only using the same palette of colours to bring

reality of the places he

draws in pencil or charcoal to life

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Acrostic Art Canalside Places Poetry Water Waterside

Emulating the greats

Homage

Salford , 30th August 2017

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Sat by the great stretch of Ontario,

Aware of the place i was in

Lowry’s backyard, I

Found myself a bench facing

Out onto this great stretch of

Royal waterway, in sight of Rileys Flat and began to

Draw a scene in simple pencil – one the great man would appreciate

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Acrostic

Loop

Loop
like you go around in circles with the pen

Over time, you begin to repeat, going

over and over , changing position each time by degree till a

Pattern emerges on the paper

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Art Flowers Garden Places Pleasures Relaxation

Playing with pastels

Transcript

(alt title : tip toeing through the drawings)

Fuschia.jpg

One of my first pastel drawings

I’d been sat in the front garden, of the terraced house i live in and decided to bring some colour to my drawing pad

The trees in the garden were coming into bloom , whilst the fuschias and minature roses were coming into their own.  They danced around like ballerinas in the slight breeze

I tried to get some detail in, my talent more observant of the leaves than the petals.

But in what seemed to be a short while, i’d frittered away two whole hours on the garden bench.  Pausing on the hour to enjoy a Corned beef Sandwich and a cool lemonade.

Playing around with the Greens , Pinks and Reds.  With Blue making a cameo appearance.

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Acrostic Art Colours Pleasures Poetry

Pencil Drawing

#coloryourworld #cyw #grey

Pencil drawings are a marvellous thing

enjoyed by many

now – it might be said that there’s a lack of vibrancy in a

choice of a pencil drawing – but

in fact –

Landscapes come alive as

 

Delicately drawn forms are transferred

Rocks and boulders , lakes and streams

All take their place, taking form

Water flows in the form of line and hatching

Indeed, the pencil clings hard in the rain – this

Never happens with an ink sketch

Great things come with a little patience.

 

 

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Architecture Historical Holidays Memories Places Pleasures Relaxation Travel

Composition of a painting

Salford, 7th March 2017

Cerulean (2)

The drawing originated from the last family holiday we had in Oludeniz, in Turkey.

I took my notepad and pencils with me to do some scribbling when i got bored of taking camera shots with my Samsung web camera.

Just by the complex we were staying in were the remains of some roman buildings.  The temple part remained intact in the centre of the city, but i was given the opportunity to take a drawing of the ruins nearby…a path between the complex and the beach ran right past the ruin.

so, i found the perfect place to sit…someplace i could see the plants, the sea and the stonework, and started drawing.

and whilst drawing, I drew quite a crowd…even if it was the lizards who lived around the Roman Ruins.

Upon landing back home at Manchester Airport….I picked up my watercolor pad and drew a copy of the scribbled drawing from my notepad

I used vermillion and burnt umber for the far away stones, and yellow ochre for the bricks nearest to me.  To create the bushes on the path, i used sep green, and the centre of the painting was filled in with shades of cerelean blue.