Friday, 31 October 2008


Dont usually go on "Folk" but this I like.


Quick sketch


Pre Ryanair

thanks to "bomberguy"

Thursday, 30 October 2008


The photo that went wrong but turned out good. 35mm Olympus OM4

Wednesday, 29 October 2008


Lovely doc on the old Whitstable oyster smacks of the 1920s
Thanks to BFI Films

Royal Enfield Constellation

Back in the early 60s I was lent one of these and took it for a trip up the M1. No speed limit in those days so kept it near the ton most of the way. On reaching the other end amongst other things found the rear number plate had vibrated off and the rear light was hanging on its wires. Its speed was impressive,notice no mirrors then but as we didn't wear helmets was easy to look back and your ears also helped to tell you what was behind you. Not wearing helmets was far more pleasurable for riding but the downside was broken heads in hospital wards giving motorcycling a bad name.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008


Oil on board................recent

Motorcycling 1950s

Ridden in the light of ignorance

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Wall painting throughout the ages

1960s roadburner

One of these was my pride and joy in the 60s. I had the clubman version,once you had learned to kickstart this bike you were a biker. I still think its looks were better than todays superbikes.Something to do with the amount of visible engine and lack of streamlining and plastic,a single pot engine much more satisfying than todays high rev fours


A repeat from part one...well worth seeing again.

Friday, 24 October 2008

All gone

My grandson Charlie was three today.

Painting on glass

Painted on back of glass,Oils and emulsion.Detail first then back up with colour,final skin tone with emulsion paint

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Repeated by popular request (mine)

Flirty eyes,corny dance.My youtube of the year

The bells

Happy days

Thats me at the bottom. Taken late 30s.