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David Abse
Anglo-Welsh artist living and painting in France
Anglo-Welsh artist living and painting in France
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Simon Bolivar, Hearts and the problem with Blogger
I have been doing both abstract and figurative work recently. I felt in the need to undertake a copying exercise - I think a useful training thing. So here's a painting, in oils, I have done of Simon Bolivar, the great South American revolutionary. It's int...

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Illustrations
As mentioned in my last entry In have been working on illustrations for a book. Some however, didn't get used, so here they are (the other ones will be available in the book which is due to come out in the autumn): There are 26 (or 27?) other illustrations ...

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Painting over things - illustrations - book covers - acupuncture - pain
I was looking for a painting recently that someone saw on line at my website davidabse.com  but I couldn't find it for a while, and I wondered if I'd painted over it. I don't remember exactly, but I remember my wife not liking it at all and not being that k...

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Pain
I've lived with pain for a long time. A lot of people do - they have all sorts of physical problems that you can't necessarily see. It's hard to know who is suffering with what.  Who knows who is working and living with what. We don't often talk about it. I...

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Parsonage Turner Syndrome
For the past six months or so I have been suffering from pain in my shoulder. This started after sleeping on a very hard bed in a hotel in Gerona. The pain was awful at first, but diminished after some osteopathy and some prescription meds. The doctor assum...

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Tattoos of Memories
We live in interesting times. However, you do know this is a curse "May you live in interesting times spit". Today Americans are voting for their president. As I write it could either be Hillary Clinton, or Donald Trump. Jesus. Donald Trump - how did that...
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