Where I’m Going Wrong!

I’ve figured it out!! Recently I came across this self portrait by L S Lowry whose major exhibition at the Tate opens next week.

(c) Ms Carol Ann Lowry/DACS; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Then I saw a photograph of Picasso.


But when I saw Denis Whiteside (who I mentioned in my review of the Android exhibition) this morning at the neo:artprize exhibition (review to come) it finally dawned on me.


Here’s Jason and Adrian (whose performance piece I covered) also from neo:artists



Meanwhile there’s Andy and Martin from Hot Bed Press.



Seven artists who I admire greatly all with one thing in common! I need a cap to make it in the art world! Then, when I am in the same class as these greats and when I have work in an exhibition, as I currently do at Bolton College, I won’t need to seek out a tutor to ask ‘Can my version of Whistler’s Nocturne in Blue and Gold – Battersea Bridge be hung the right way up please?’ If you compare the bottom left of my four pieces with my post A Go At Whistler you’ll see the problem.


One thing I must mention in case it causes any confusion is that my avatar is a print I made a couple of years ago based on a photograph I had taken of a busker in New York’s Central Park. Being a musician, he was an artist too. Could he have won the neo:artsprize? Possibly. If a poem can win then … No, I’ll wait until I write the review before I start on that!


About notes to the milkman

I'm a printmaker based in the North West of England, living in Bolton and printing at Hot Bed Press in Salford. Please visit my website johnpindararts.weebly.com
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20 Responses to Where I’m Going Wrong!

  1. Do you think this might work in reverse, that is my husband has the cap but not the painting or printing skills … that we know of . Love reading your blog , so many thanks, Vanessa 🙂

  2. anne farmer says:

    If you want to get ahead get a hat – bit you’re too young to remember that.

  3. seascapesaus says:

    Just love this John! There must be something in the beret lining that engenders the right stuff. Op shops would probably have the best ones with arty muse worn in. I always thought those people were just losing their hair. And what a travesty being hung upside down (for such a famous painting too). Yes, the bunnet would lend some art-thority I think.

  4. Indeed, if you want to get ahead, get a hat. I can’t believe they hung your painting the wrong way up.

    • I was expecting problems with my sunset as painting it just with a roller had given it a more impressionistic abstract look to it. I thought the one based on Whistler was more obvious. But then what do I know? I haven’t got the cap!

  5. American yoof say “I’m gonna pop a cap in yo’ ass”. I have no idea why they want to insert a gentleman’s hat into a donkey!

  6. seascapesaus says:

    Reblogged this on seascapes aus and commented:
    Take a moment see things from John Pindar’s viewpoint. You will smile!

  7. seascapesaus says:

    Reblogged! couldn’t resist it. Thanks John.

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