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by Pauline
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Hello, Good Evening and Welcome
Topic: Hello from a poet of sorts
Replies: 8
Views: 2749

Re: Hello from a poet of sorts

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Phew.
So please you weren't offended by my fiddling with your poem.
I'm rubbish at critique.
It's easier for me to rearrange words rather than explain what I feel works and doesn't for me. :D
by Pauline
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Aysgarth Falls
Replies: 9
Views: 2585

Aysgarth Falls

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It's not a great photo. There's a glare on the main rock. Its a lot darker than the photo.
A 90x90cm acrylic.
by Pauline
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: In Gay Bar Hell
Replies: 21
Views: 2267

Re: In Gay Bar Hell

It was just a suggestion Perry.
Of course, it's your poem and you know just how you want it to look.
I was simply offering my thoughts :)
Like I said, I found this an enjoyable read.
Cheers :)
by Pauline
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Hello, Good Evening and Welcome
Topic: Hello from a poet of sorts
Replies: 8
Views: 2749

Re: Hello from a poet of sorts

Hi Mirrorball.
Welcome. :)
Nice to see you around.
You will get some friendly, constructive feedback here.
Some of course you may not agree with but it is all offered in a take or toss way.
We're all here to help each other.
by Pauline
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Near Miss
Replies: 15
Views: 2949

Re: Near Miss

There must be about £200 worth of paint on this budget canvas, given the number of false starts I had. :lol: :lol: :lol: The size is great and makes you feel like a real artist. :lol: I felt the same. It was like Whoooo. Look what I've done :D ..I'll take a pat on the back any time. You deserved it...
by Pauline
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: In Gay Bar Hell
Replies: 21
Views: 2267

Re: In Gay Bar Hell

This is great. I love the subtle humour. Not mad keen on the brackets. Do you need them? I can clearly see that this is visual, with all them set back or’s, so you can totally ignore me if that’s what you want. Just saying. Have you tried writing this in the first person? I can’t help it if he’s tal...
by Pauline
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: South Shields Coastal Collection (pastel)
Replies: 3
Views: 1103

Re: South Shields Coastal Collection (pastel)

Been promising to complete this lot for an age, but struggled to find the confidence to take them on. I'm so glad you did :) They look like holiday snaps JJ. Colours are fab. I'm still amazed to hear they are pastel paintings. Great collection. I particularly like the second one (Top right) The ref...
by Pauline
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Near Miss
Replies: 15
Views: 2949

Re: Near Miss

WOW, WOW, WOW. :D I absolutely LOVE it. Anger in the form of water, turbulent and unforgiving. The Kittiwake certainly did have a near miss. That bird looks real :) The clouds in the sky look real. The waves are amazing. This is now my new favorite :D Now isn't that a great size canvas. :) Bet it lo...
by Pauline
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Hello, Good Evening and Welcome
Topic: re-emerging
Replies: 8
Views: 2468

Re: re-emerging

Hi Binz.
Great to hear life is treating you well.
Look forward to reading your stuff :)

Pauline.
by Pauline
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Marsden Rock Reflections
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Re: Marsden Rock Reflections

Well, I've reached the next stage and it's coming along but the scale has me painting at arm's length. Finally made some headway yesterday. Crack on JJ. Can't wait to see it. It IS in the kitchen, on the table. Di is charmed but has been remarkably patient. "I hope you're going to give that one awa...
by Pauline
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Sharp Edges (Revision 5)
Replies: 19
Views: 1866

Re: Sharp edges (Version 3 and another new title - sorry)

Hi Mirrorball. I've added more meat to the narrative bones as suggested. I hope it's developed beyond the seed of an idea now. It certainly has :) Jeez, that's some tale you have to tell. I appreciate you haven't gone into detail but I get the general gist of it. Okay. Firstly, I'm not mad keen on t...
by Pauline
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Marsden Rock Reflections
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Re: Marsden Rock Reflections

the last one drove me up the wall. :D I know exactly how you feel JJ. Everything I paint drives me up the fecking wall. I'm STILL working on that 90 x 90 cms canvas and I hope to the high heavens I can find my way to the end. Jack, my son, is calling it The Great Wall of China. Bloody cheek! :) It'...
by Pauline
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Marsden Rock Reflections
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Re: Marsden Rock Reflections

:? Hate saying this but I can see where Mac comes from JJ. You have a fabulous sky and beach. The reflections on the sand are amazing, but the rock Itself ......well ( I hate saying this) kinda looks (to me) like a walnut. It's too rounded and smooth. Where's it's strength, ruggedness? Drag your pas...
by Pauline
Sun May 20, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: The Road from Kirkstone Pass
Replies: 10
Views: 3595

Re: The Road from Kirkstone Pass

Thank you very much indeed for the more than encouraging comments. You are more than welcome JJ. I painted this in a kind of bubble of concentration, focussing entirely on the image, dabbing and stroking colour quickly where I saw it. It helped that I premixed the palette of greens and transparent ...
by Pauline
Tue May 15, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: The Road from Kirkstone Pass
Replies: 10
Views: 3595

Re: The Road from Kirkstone Pass

JJ. This is stunning. Whooo! I'm loving the textures, and the colours. This is a seriously splendid piece. This is an impressionistic come realistic oil painting of the valleys and road that descend from the Kirkstone Pass, I love this looser style you have adopted JJ. There's an enthusiastic energy...
by Pauline
Tue May 15, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Fish
Replies: 3
Views: 1451

Re: Fish

The picture, like the title, says it all.
It is what it is. No messing.
A fish.
There's a quality in the simplicity of the design which adds to the charm of this piece.
I love the clean lines and absence of clutter.
Nice one Ross :D
by Pauline
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Blueberries (revised)
Replies: 19
Views: 3171

Re: Blueberries (revised)

Granddad made a creamy porridge. We liked the way it bubbled, plopped - how the flames tickled round the pan. He picked berries from allotments. 'Little blue planets,' he said. 'See how I much prefer Imperial Splendour. Gives a sense of Pride. they leak and sag'. I’d say sag and leak. The plumpness ...
by Pauline
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Persian Sugar in English Tea Volume 2
Replies: 9
Views: 2572

Re: Persian Sugar in English Tea Volume 2

Sorry for being a bitch.
You just popped up from nowhere, and it seemed to me that you were pushing your anthology .
You have since been very active offering constructive criticism.
Sincere apologize. :)
by Pauline
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Board Riding Memory
Replies: 6
Views: 1869

Re: Board Riding Memory

Whooo! Colours grabbed me instantly. As you know, I'm a Paint virgin and have only dipped my toe into the shallow waters of this (for me) new and very exciting medium. I can instantly appreciate the skill and time you have spent on this. I love the shimmer of the waves, the reflection of the sun on ...
by Pauline
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: amnesiac
Replies: 12
Views: 2853

Re: Amnesiac

This is lovely. :) can connect to that Me too. like the mood of this one. Me too. I like the poem, but am left wanting to know more about why we remember the glimpses you mention, beyond their obvious metaphors. Maybe one way of developing this poem would be to explore what these glimpsed images may...
by Pauline
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: IBPC
Replies: 7
Views: 1552

Re: IBPC

Now's the day and now's the hour.
Well done JJ. :)
by Pauline
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Bit of craic
Replies: 6
Views: 1858

Re: Bit of craic

moon, big and bright.jpg Ok. I won't post any more. :wink: Just enjoyed messing around for a a while and experimenting with digital art. I'm not a huge fan of this type of art but can appreciate the more time spent on manipulating imagery, you could produce a great piece. It's clear by my offerings...
by Pauline
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: April Snow
Replies: 8
Views: 2262

Re: April Snow

:) This is exquisite Lake.
The blossoms look 3D. (They are blossoms aren't they :wink: )
There's both a delicacy and a strength to them.
Gawjust colours.
Noticed a sneaky flash of teal in there. :wink:
Your snow is very realistic too. :)
It's lovely.
Thanks for sharing. :D
by Pauline
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Just Begun
Replies: 13
Views: 1802

Re: Just Begun

I'm not sure a shorter line would reflect the leisurely pace of the subject matter. You're right. :) It's too clipped. I think it reads OK. Yes, it does actually. :D Like I said, it was just a thought. :wink: Nice poem. Outside, a heatwave sears the day and a gecko glitters in the sun. It stares at...
by Pauline
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Just Begun
Replies: 13
Views: 1802

Re: Just Begun

Cataracts have dimmed my eyes but that's OK. I wander round a Picasso show and was surprised; it's almost empty, there's no queue so I felt closer to his work, to brush and line, the way he knew the form of things, each dip and curve. How shapes can change beneath the pen. What skill he had. What ve...