Monthly Archives: October 2016

October 29, 2016

He that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding (Proverbs 17.28). Yesterday, I attended to the conference paper, full on, all morning and afternoon. The ship has now moved out of dock. As I wrote, and developed PowerPoint slides … Continue reading

October 27, 2016

Today, in pictures:       Some principles and observations derived from today’s engagements: You’ll paint best what you’re most interested in. Then, you’ll be most interested in what you paint. Problems look more intimating at a distance than they … Continue reading

October 24, 2016

Eifion Gywnne lived next door to me. He was the proverbial gentle giant with an enormous presence in our neighbourhood and the town: a courteous, unassuming, and hardworking man, as well as a dedicated father and husband. On Saturday night, Eifion was suddenly … Continue reading

October 20, 2016

8.45 am: Art/Sound set up. 10.10 am: A day of second and third year painting tutorials began: The seasonal lurgy is still doing the rounds, laying waste to students for several days at a time. When otherwise conscientious students are absent, … Continue reading

October 18, 2016

8.30 am: I made preparations for the Vocational Practice class at 11.00 am, before commencing a rerouted MA Fine Art tutorial. (The last of its kind for this week.) Two others followed. Students (especially the mature contingent) commencing the MA … Continue reading

October 17, 2016

8.55 am: Towards the Old College. The swollen incoming tide had washed seaweed and shale onto the promenade. The water in the children’s paddling pool was oddly placid against the turmoil of the sea behind it. The energy released as the … Continue reading