Category Archives: Art & Artists

Mr Potts gets Creative

Oh dear,oh dear! I’m not naming names but another member of the RWS, and an article in Elle Decoration has inspired Mr P. to get into papier-mache. I Googled ‘How to make P-M’ and running my eyes down the list … Continue reading

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A Large Heap of Ironing

At last! Finished 16 paintings last week so now it’s time to get on with the ironing – hope there’s a decent play to listen to on R4.

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Cooking / Eating / Painting

This week I am going to feature food – I like recipes that don’t take ages to prepare but also taste delicious. This is soup for lunch made from carrots,celery,celeriac and onion with the remains of last nights pea & … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Thoughts

Not a good idea to attempt 2 things at once – last night I was cooking supper and mixing gesso ( for frames and boards ). Apple pudding went hard and the gesso looked quite edible. Why don’t the labels … Continue reading

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Mrs Potts’ Artist Brother

My brother David Winthrop has produced an etching of one of his works – Prevolver. This is an enlargement of a tiny piece   The man in the hat is offering the buxom lady a bird, while she has a … Continue reading

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Family Talent – the Extraordinary World of Winthrop

Where do these images come from? He had a perfectly normal childhood – born in the USA, immigrant to the UK, lived in a caravan, holidays to visit strange Bavarian friends who lived in a chalet in the Forest, camping … Continue reading

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An Evening Out at the Magic Circle!

In a street just north of Euston station is the Magic Circle where we were invited to celebrate the romantic marriage of a friend’s daughter. They went off to Gretna Green and got married without any fuss – which I … Continue reading

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Brushes

Mrs Potts seems to have acquired far too many brushes.  

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An Important Christmas Tradition!

  Mrs Potts’ brother-in-law, Paul, demonstrating the art and science of setting the Christmas Pudding alight. This is a strange but vital ritual at Christmas. Perhaps it comes from Pagan times? Sterilising the possibly dodgy contents or letting everyone know … Continue reading

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Mrs Potts is back!

Mrs Potts has been extra busy lately and so has had to put things on a back burner for a bit. Various projects are now moving along so hopefully be back on the blog again. Finished Christmas card. That’s something……. … Continue reading

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