Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Women's 3m Springboard diving at the 2012 Olympic Aquatics Centre

Morning run in the sun

Watching Homeland on Channel 4

Life Drawing - Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Last life drawing class of the season (Zoe 2)

Drink of Symonds cider after with Andy, Zoe and co. To celebrate Steve's birthday

Reading Tomorrow over vegetable gyoza soup

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Words I Hate

Killing Time

Creative Accounting #617

Little White Lies (Les Petits Mouchoirs) / French = The Big Chill / American

with Liam Neeson (Gilles Lellouche), Dustin Hoffman (Francois Cluzet), Sean Penn (Benoit Magimel) look-a-likes
Ludo = Alex, Marie = Chloe, Max = Harold, etc.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Creative Accounting #616

Homeland = The Manchurian Candidate + 24

Creative Accounting #615

Juno & The Paycock = Jerusalem + The Weir

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Reading Tomorrow by Graham Swift (signed edition from Brighton, set in Brighton)

Lunch with Mark Sheldon as he heads off

Dinner with N in Muswell Hill

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Lunch and chat with Will Gompertz al fresco near Broadcasting House

Evening coffee with Roddy Gibson outside Bar Italia in the Absolute Beginners streets of Soho

Launch of Cern People with Roger Graef at Google - with Andy Charalambous

Monday, February 20, 2012

Starspot #633

20/2/12 Charlie Brooker - outside Channel 4

9/2/12 MacKenzie Crook - leaving East Finchley tube

Feb 12 Jimmy Carr - entering Channel 4

Monday, February 13, 2012

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Taste of a tangerine up on Chanctonbury Ring

Watching Ferris Bueller's Day Off on my day off in the afternoon with the Enfants Terribles

Jogging east of the Marina to the chat of Mayo & Kermode

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Churchill's amateur enthusiasm for painting as read in his studio at Chartwell

Going to the movies with the Enfants Terribles and Alfie (Man on a Ledge)

Hitting town (Brighton) for a traditional Shakeaway

Thursday's (9th Feb) Happiness Experiment entry

Salome silent film with live music with U at Purcell Room - greeted with the exotic scent of incense

Meeting up with a bunch of YouTubers from New Year Revolution including Hanna and Lex

Lunchtime pilates

What the Dickens - Tuesday's (7th Feb) Happiness Experiment entry

Warren W brewed up Charles Dickens' punch recipe (rum and brandy), set it on fire and served it up to old pals

Reading Big Sur (Jack Kerouac) begun at Big Sur in 2004

Talking telly with JHunt and colleagues over breakfast

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Going to see Juno and the Paycock with Ma (at the National like good old times)

Bumping into Nicky Byre for the first time since Hendon Prep - on Hampstead Heath at Kenwood

The snowy fields around Kenwood in the low winter sun

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Drawing class with Andy - focusing on tone

Finishing Gun Before Butter (Nicholas Freeling) - on my shelf since Van der Valk was on telly in my teens

Being largely out of sync with the rest on RTS Single Drama jury, a good bunch including Hilary Bevan Jones and Giles Coren - strangely coinciding with the anniversary of the Munich Air Crash (subject of United)

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Jack Kerouac's fluent writing in Big Sur (started in Aug 2004 in Big Sur)

Also resurrected: The Buzzcocks, Love Bites

Celebrating Dicken's 200th bithday with school pals

Friday, February 03, 2012

The Mystery of Appearance

Haunch of Venison 3/2/12

Patrick Caulfield
Richard Hamilton
Michael Andrews
Euan Uglow

Gerda Boehm 71/3
Something Oriental about it, in the colouring

The Thames at low tide 94/5
Bare canvas for exposed beach
River beachcoming with D

Willesden Junction Summer No. 1
Stylistic relation to Auerbach - friends
Monet's London images - Impressionists' railways

Primrose Hill, Winter Sunshine 62/4
Colour palette, subtle

Seated Woman 2
Massively thick paint, sculptural, subtleties of colour

Pope 1 - study after pope innocent X by Velazquez 51
Vortex of foreground (curtain?) v box

Man in a Museum 62
Artifice of art - bare canvas - brushstrokes on shelf period

Nude autumn morning 71
Simplicity within myriad details/drips

Girl on a Turkish sofa 66
Bacon-like flesh (feet)

Reclining figure 72 *
So few strokes to capture the figure