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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The erstwhile BBC Political Editor John Cole died a few days ago. Just by chance this morning I found this old doodle done when the troops were massing for Operation Desert Storm, the 'first' Gulf War in 1990. George Bush Snr and John Major were the politicians involved this particular time and John Cole's broadcasts from Downing Street informed the nation. His Ulster brogue was a shock to the eardrums when it was first aired but it was great fun trying to make out what he was talking about! Better than Mockney Estuaryspeak or Gideon Osbornes's awful glottal stops.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Sketch (slightly wonky) of St Mary of Charity from my bedroom window. Meanwhile downstairs a team of builders is knocking seven bells out of the house. 14th January 2013.
People of Faversham, worry not. Last time I looked, the spire wasn't wonky.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
While my car was being serviced yesterday I spent a few hours exploring the recently reopened The Beaney or, to give it its full title, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge.
The current main exhibition at The Beaney is work by Henry Moore but on the ground floor I discovered the amazing paintings of Thomas Sidney Cooper (1803 - 1902). He was still painting at 99 years of age and his unfinished 'Sheep in Snow' showed the squaring up pencil marks under the layers of paint. His speciality, which made him a wealthy man, was paintings of cattle.
Next to Cooper's last painting was a sculpture, 'Lamb' by Susan O'Byrne, which I made a pencil sketch of. If you're ever in Canterbury look in at The Beaney. The staff are very friendly too.