Tuesday, December 3, 2013
in jack's cafe at devizes, which has a bay window looking down on the market place, and a log fire ... we found two prints of paintings by david inshaw, signed by the artist, in real pencil ! ...
... though not these two ... three !
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
The River Thames at Putney Bridge is drenched in winter sunshine. The crews of several rowing boats seem to move very slowly, whilst some just drift on the current, as if very badly hung-over.
Three big school girls are playing a game that seems to involve dancing manically with much tossing of heads and waving of arms, but without moving their feet … in the carriage of a moving train on the Piccadilly Line.
After a delightful second visit to the John Soane Museum, a lovely house full of marvellous objects and paintings, some gleaming in the low winter sun, I emerge in to their tiny shop, and morosely view it’s unlovable and unaffordable contents. Just as I am about to leave, I am startled and uplifted by not just one, but two irresistible gifts that I feel compelled to purchase guiltily, there and then, for a very important someone. Only you and I know who !
Friday, November 22, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
mythologies beget cognitive dissonances in my numbed skull ... because i've only just found out that saturn and father time are one and the same
so, my question about the goya is ... do you really think that's a boy's bottom ?
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
On my way back in to South London this afternoon, I had to pop in to the warehouse of Brindisa, famous importers of marvellous Spanish foodstuffs, to fetch a big leg of Jamon.
There is a newly framed picture in their despatch and goods-in office
Not terribly appetizing ! … Goya’s painting of Saturn Devouring His Children.