Bush Journal

Hope River

I walked from Windy Point to the Half-way Hut / Hope Shelter. Loved it.

Bush Journal Poems

Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July 13, 1798

There is a verse in this poem I may have put on this blog before, but here is the whole poem with that verse highlighted.  It fits for me – recollecting my past but also still loving the bush. That verse is loaded with line after line that are each a “meme” on the internet. (the image above is nothing like the sylvan Wye but it is like the places I roam.)


Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July 13, 1798


Art Art Talk Digital Sketches Journal

2016 was a colourful year!

The iPad sends feature sets of photos every day. They do a great job. It’s like someone saying “Hey, I love this photos, I love your art!”

I did a lot of sketches (as I call them). The one the algorithm sent stands out from similar efforts at the time. Just the right balance of dark and light.

Art Art Talk Journal

George Henrick Breitner & childhood reminisces

I’m enjoying Daily Art.

Today they featured George Henrick Breitner. That led me to to an earlier post, from 2020, about this painting:

Journal Poems

Boat Stealing (excerpt from The Prelude) (1850) William Wordsworth

Boat Stealing (excerpt from The Prelude) (1850)

William Wordsworth

1850 version

Art Journal

Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution — Mike Duncan


Art Journal

Lockdown with kids – Ink!

We’re having fun with ink. I am and the boys, 5 & 7 give it a good go. Here are our efforts. The feature image above is mine, the rest mostly kids with my selections of detail.

Blog Journal


We’re in lockdown and I’m into a burst of work on the blog.  Addictive.  In one of the first posts I took all morning to sniff out art stuff:


I’ve just sent up two posts, one on van Gogh and another on Egon Schiele, they are related.  Without Van Gogh, no Scheile.

Artists Gallery Journal People

Egon Schiele 1890 – 1918

I saw a portrait on someone’s wall in a Youtube video, it was weirdly enticing.  Reverse searched the image and found him. Now months later I he came up in a Youtube video on artists influenced by van Gogh (see my post).  That got me to put together this ‘home page’, for this remarkable man who died so young.   I like all of his works, but ‘like’ is not the right word, lots of it just disturb me.  But the landscapes and flowers are a delight.