Archive for: October, 2010

Uncategorized October 31, 2010

WITH THOUGHTS BEYOND THE REACHES OF OUR SOULS

O good Horatio, I’ll take the ghost’s word for a thousand pound. I prefer to think of pleasant ghosts at this turning of the year into darkness and cold (though I remember many sparkling winter days last year). What I call ‘The Hamlet Corner’ – from a charcoal drawing I did in 2000 – seems appropriate

Uncategorized October 24, 2010

A BRUSH WITH WARHOL

    Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing,     Only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness.     So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another.     Only a look and a voice; then darkness again and a silence. _____________________ Charles Dickens was

Uncategorized October 18, 2010

ARTISTIC POINTS OF VIEW

‘I take it you won’t need a microphone?’ said Christopher Dean, Chairman of the Dorothy L. Sayers Society. Flattering of course, but I said we ought to have the option. For the luncheon party to celebrate the launch of The Attenbury Emeralds we were to be practically on the terrace of the House of Lords

Uncategorized October 11, 2010

WORK IN PROGRESS

You may recall an earlier incarnation of this self-portrait, which featured in my very first webcam blog back in March. Today I was inspired to revise the painting and so I offer here a detail of my work in progress. Tomorrow a lunch reception is being given by Lord Cope of Berkeley for the Dorothy L.

Uncategorized October 4, 2010

OUTTAKE

It is meat and drink to me to see a clown. Touchstone, As You Like It, Act V, sc.i There is rather a lot to contend with on my revamped website.* But in case anyone would like some light reading, this week’s blog features an outtake from the manuscript of my book Slim Chances. I