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A long called for clear out has taken place this month. 25 yrs worth of sketch books and paintings have been trawler through, unstuck, sorted, binned, photographed or saved for posterity or reuse.

I knew the slightly mouldering piles would contain the quite good, the utter rubbish and the dominant mediocres, but I wasn’t prepared for being transplanted back in time to confront dead family and pets, old homes and haunts and inconsequential days out. Sketches that stood out were a back garden with a washing line complete with clothes I could remember us wearing, a summer’s day in Chapelfield Gardens with my ‘A’ level friends, a light line drawing of someone at a sink washing brushes at City College and a futuristic colour sketch of my goldfish wending it’s way across the tank. It was like putting on an old pair of eyes and I realised how much blessed time I seemed to have compared to now and how lazy I’d been!

The scariest finds however were GCSE coursework. For some reason I’d taken the sketches from my first life classes and stuck on heads cut out from magazines. These included Leslie Grantham and Terry Venebles. These were too disturbing to save or photograph.

Anyway, this is just a preamble to posting loads more old pictures! I now have some space to paint at home, but still waiting for the time. I am going to a workshop again next Sunday, but that may well be it till the end of the cricket season.

The following two are from 1989. I know that because it was written on the back!

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farnco illustrations

Exploring the birds of the world via paintings and illustrations.

doctor kandinsky

The urge for spiritual content

Black Pen Art

Website and Blog on the simplicity of the line. (c) all contents belong to sueblackpenart

Jean a drawing a day

a drawing made each day in the year leading up to my 50th birthday and beyond...towards 2000!

dwan draws

Art and thoughts of Jeremy Dwan Nelson.

Joanne and Carmen

Art in progress.

Federico de Aquino

illustrator & visual artist

Wannatalkavenscent

Painting,poetry,writing.

Elin Hannah

A mother and an artist, with love for natural simplicity and nature. Based on the westcoast countryside in Norway, I primarily work with media such as painting, drawing and photography. All my work are for sale, original and unique - and exists in one copy only. If you like my work, feel free to contact me. In cooperation with DHL Express, I am able to send my artwork home to you.

THE WEDNESDAY STUDIO

Watercolor and Pastel Artists at CHAW

Arlene's New Beginning

You are never too old to try new things!

As much cake as you want

Diana Vazquez, Artist

Begin 130

visual arts, poetry and inspiration

anthonyjsargeant1

Life and Times of Anthony Sargeant

Brotherly Love

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Mystic Land

Let's mend the broken

encounters with the real

notes on drawing and other realities

Tilly McDermott Artist

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Wilhelm Roseneder

Artist, Painting, Sculpture, Object, Work on paper, Photography, Installation, Watercolor

MJ Seal Art

An Online Gallery of Paintings by MJ Seal

Healing: It's a Process.

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peter robinson artist

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How wild places, deep time and archaeology inform my contemporary art process

sillage

la trace fluide du chemin parcouru

John Wreford Photographer

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Kellie Jagoe Fine Art

StyleConversations

Style Conversations

yocollector - Romania

Logo-colectii diverse, colectie insigne, colectie brelocuri, artizanat,

inconstant light

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Glitter Peach

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street art united states

a boston based street art community

Farbenrausch - Art Oppelland-Hampel

Meine Bilderwelten in Acryl - My Painting Worlds in Acrylic - Mi Mundo en Acrílico

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“Every artist was first an amateur." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reema's Garden

Gardening Simplified!!

The Wrong Art

Multi talented or too much of a good thing.