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by Pauline
Sun May 17, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Biscuits
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: Biscuits

Hi Trevor. I love the idea, and the fun you could have with this. At the moment, for me, the opening stanza reads like a fat birds shopping list. There were some fine lines that stood out for me. a biscuit welcomes tea like a brother, warps to its weight, but soon it droops Only the daring or foolis...
by Pauline
Fri May 15, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: After
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: After

Perry. If you keep this in the first person, I feel it's a much stronger piece. Is the part where we become friends? After the love has died and our kisses turn to texts which trail off because I am now someone you never miss. I remember the days you couldn’t live without me. Perhaps I should be gla...
by Pauline
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Festiveness
Replies: 6
Views: 3746

Re: Festiveness

Merry Christmas to you and Mrs D David.
I too have not been as productive as I may have liked.
Life n all that......

And a Merry Christmas to all on PG.

Pol.
by Pauline
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Mac's Watercolour Attempts December
Replies: 10
Views: 1169

Re: Mac's Watercolour Attempts December

Mac. I love the innocence to this painting, You did a great drawing of Dyffyn House . You painted a splendid sky and some foreground. Touched some of the house, sat back and thought "Yeah" ! Nuff said. You managed to control your colours. No bleeding. That is way more than I could ever do. However, ...
by Pauline
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Mac's Watercolour Attempts November (revised)
Replies: 8
Views: 1165

Re: Mac's Watercolour Attempt

Great attempt Mac. Watercolour is the most unforgiving medium. I've tried and failed many times to control this bitch without success. OK. The tree is top heavy and seriously out of proportion. I ask this with tongue on cheek (as a non artist) Is it an abstract bunny rabbit down by the water passing...
by Pauline
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Tyrone n Jessica
Replies: 12
Views: 1129

Re: Tyrone n Jessica

This made me chuckle :D so I started off trying to write something Chaucerian in modern dress. And failed miserably. Don't think you have like. I think you nailed it. I can even picture the characters :D I was hearing Noddy Holder as I read it! I heard Jasper Carrot :lol: :lol: Nice one Ray. Thanks ...
by Pauline
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Sunrise over Salford Quays
Replies: 13
Views: 2471

Re: Sunrise over Salford Quays

WOW. Looks like a photograph JJ. You've handled the reflections and rippling water with your usual expertise. Totally agree. I'm envious of your water. :) Overall, I think the painting is quite nice. I agree. Overall I think the painting is well done. I agree. I'm sure your boy is thrilled to bits w...
by Pauline
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Only Ten Days Left : placesofpoetry.org.uk
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Re: Only Ten Days Left : placesofpoetry.org.uk

Am I the last PG-er to catch on to this site? Hi Jules. That may be me. :wink: Thanks for the link. I've just dropped mine in half an hour ago. :) Middlesbrough. Some great stuff posted there. In my rush, I posted a random poem. I thought it was about poets from all areas posting their poem of choi...
by Pauline
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Activist
Replies: 11
Views: 953

Re: The Activist

Hey Perry. I like this. I feel it would be better if you kept it in first person throughout. I'm shite at critique as I can't explain what I mean so if you don't mind I juggled your words to make it sit comfortably with me. Hey, take or toss my suggestions. I won't be offended. Like I said. Simply a...
by Pauline
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Retirement
Replies: 15
Views: 1059

Re: Retirement

Isn't it fabulous we all have different takes on a piece of writing. : I hope you can take something positive from my offering. The old man in the window seat is setting quietly to his routine, rolling the sleeves of his Oxford shirt and repositioning his table until the sun falls across his bared a...
by Pauline
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Causey Pike
Replies: 10
Views: 3269

Re: Causey Pike

My wife bought me some canvas boards for Christmas, which was very thoughtful of her, but they were a bit coarse, too rough for delicate brush work. So, here is my first palette knife painting for your perusal. I used the small trowel shaped knife all the way through. Trickier than you might imagin...
by Pauline
Mon May 27, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Hole in the wall
Replies: 10
Views: 2364

Re: Hole in the wall

AH Pauline! The photo shows the bridge perfectly. That's pretty much what I meant. I knew that was was you meant JJ. However, that was not what I was aiming for. That was simply a reference photo so I could try and capture the angle of the bridge. Incidentally, I think it's quite brilliant of you t...
by Pauline
Mon May 27, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Hole in the wall
Replies: 10
Views: 2364

Re: Hole in the wall

Hi Mac. Thanks for dropping by. The photograph has a number of transitions: there is a band of light on the grass, then a distinct band of shadow, and finally the light seen through the 'hole' to the sky. It certainly does. However, this is a daytime photograph. It's not my reference photo. I only p...
by Pauline
Mon May 27, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Trow Rock from the Dunes
Replies: 7
Views: 1917

Re: Trow Rock from the Dunes

:D
You are so canny.
Thanks for that :)
by Pauline
Mon May 27, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Hello, Good Evening and Welcome
Topic: Hi
Replies: 8
Views: 2363

Re: Hi

Hi Leaf.
Welcome.
Nice to see you around. I'm sure you'll enjoy it here.
Great characters and helpful critique offered.
What more can you ask for :D
I'm sure you will blossom from your experience on here. :wink:
by Pauline
Sun May 26, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Hole in the wall
Replies: 10
Views: 2364

Re: Hole in the wall

Hi Not. I disagree with JJ (sorry JJ) about making the bridge stand out more, if anything I'd go in the other direction. The brightness of the white in the wall makes me expect more of a reflective glare from the glass in the window. I did want it dark but like JJ says, it's easy to overlook the bri...
by Pauline
Sat May 25, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Hole in the wall
Replies: 10
Views: 2364

Re: Hole in the wall

It must look great in the flesh, Pauline. The size alone will be a real eye-catcher. It's a great size canvas JJ. Pretty much all my paintings are this size. Look at the one you did of the gull flying over that fabulous stormy sea. I'm sure that made viewers eyes pop. :D Your stonework is excellent...
by Pauline
Sat May 25, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Trow Rock from the Dunes
Replies: 7
Views: 1917

Re: Trow Rock from the Dunes

:D Phew.
I'm so pleased you didn't take offence JJ.
I would never do that intentionally.
I will say those subtle changes have made a difference :wink:
by Pauline
Thu May 23, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Trow Rock from the Dunes
Replies: 7
Views: 1917

Re: Trow Rock from the Dunes

I will, include a couple of figures at the top of Trow Rock to indicate some scale for the casual viewer. That has certainly made a difference JJ. I can now appreciate the scale of the waves. The ferocity of the sea. Thanks for taking a gander and special thanks for yesterday's astute critique. :wi...
by Pauline
Wed May 22, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Hole in the wall
Replies: 10
Views: 2364

Re: Hole in the wall

This is a mixed media 90x90cm
I stitched the Transporter in with wool.
The bricks are red and there are no flowers but hey......
artistic licence .... :)
by Pauline
Wed May 22, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Hole in the wall
Replies: 10
Views: 2364

Hole in the wall

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by Pauline
Wed May 22, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Trow Rock from the Dunes
Replies: 7
Views: 1917

Re: Trow Rock from the Dunes

I must dander over to this place. :)
You make it look and sound amazing.
I look forward to seeing your series of 4 paintings :D
by Pauline
Sat May 18, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Breaker (revised)
Replies: 16
Views: 3322

Re: Breaker (revised)

No joy hey.
I've tried again JJ.
No change.
Gonna give it up as a bad job. :(
by Pauline
Thu May 09, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Breaker (revised)
Replies: 16
Views: 3322

Re: Breaker (revised)

Phew.
Thought it was just me.
It's been going on for several days now.
Hope you can get it sorted JJ :D
by Pauline
Wed May 08, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Breaker (revised)
Replies: 16
Views: 3322

Re: Breaker (revised)

How are you doing it JJ?
I've tried various devices.
Phone, tablet, laptop...
Just ain't getting an option to upload.
So frustraiting. :(