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the damp endless rows of uniform streets in Yorkshire. i think this picture was borne of my love for watching the TV sketch called ‘the testing of Eric Olthwaite’, the story of the most boring man in the world – another superb creation of comedy legend Michael Palin in his brilliant Ripping Yarns series. every community has an Eric in it, sometimes i suspect i’m mines.
Here’s a snippet of Eric growing up, below.

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michael, dull, eric, pudding, yorkshire, palin, olthwaite, black pudding, ay up, clouds, grey, weather, wet, rain, python, north, damp, boring, monty, grim, precipitation

Comments

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellover 4 years ago

    excellent work, Matthew!!!!

  • thanks Catherine

    – Calgacus

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthover 4 years ago

    great looking painting Matthew

  • cheers larry

    – Calgacus

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaover 4 years ago

    there is nothing boring about you Maddy!! love this neat perspective!

  • gee thanks tahnja, an ego boost and an artistic appreciation, you are a joy

    – Calgacus

  • Jeff Schauss
    Jeff Schaussover 4 years ago

    This is super Matt

  • cheers jeff

    – Calgacus

  • Ruth Eiseman (Schloss)
    Ruth Eiseman (...over 4 years ago

    Great painting. Love the Eric story too. haven’t watched it for years!

  • thanks ruth, its still a hoot

    – Calgacus

  • BasantSoni
    BasantSoniover 4 years ago

    Extremely wonderful scene…!!

  • cheers twig-master : )

    – Calgacus

  • Danangib
    Danangibover 4 years ago

    Lovely work, well done !

  • thanks : )

    – Calgacus

  • biddumy
    biddumyover 4 years ago
    Great depiction of Eric although it seems years since it was on the telly!!!
  • thanks for that, i missed it first time round and chanced on the ripping yarns dvd out of curiosity, there;s some classics

    – Calgacus

  • BebeMic
    BebeMicover 4 years ago

    A very good piece of art, you are extremely talented.

  • thankyou so much for that

    – Calgacus

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaover 4 years ago

    well here’s some more because I didn’t say enough….lol…Jaymi also thought this was fabulous and especially commented on how amazing the lighting is on the left side of the building and I totally agree…absolutely brilliant in your fabulous impressionist style….

  • ha, keep it coming, i can never get enough – so joyed Jaymi loved it – you lot have got some taste, she percieved a key part, a tentative finishing touch of light that gave it a just a needed spark of optimism and sunshine in a grey scene.

    – Calgacus

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