The Kick-About #7 ‘Ennui’

The latest Kick-About, with much to say about Sickert’s painting “Ennui”.

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ennui: a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.


Gary Thorne

“A most welcome challenge to enjoy the mood and establish a balance between location and figure. As always significant changes up to the eleventh hour, perhaps a blessing with oil as this chap had a companion all the way through, yet his removal as well the monochrome against a sliver of colour has pushed this to a more ambiguous resolve.” Oil on canvas board. 40 x 50 cm.


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Vanessa Clegg

“I wanted the process of the drawing to be as tedious as possible (and it was!) creating a sense of time stopping/ dragging… the only indication of its passing being the alteration of pencil type and pressure… repetitive pattern making tying me to the work table. A sense of entrapment. Clouds are mercurial by nature, constantly metamorphosing, so, by freezing the…

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6 responses to “The Kick-About #7 ‘Ennui’”

  1. philgomm says :

    Thanks as always 🙂

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  2. Frank Hubeny says :

    I liked the singled colored eye at the bottom of the squares of gray in your contribution.to that collection.

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  3. Marcy Erb says :

    It was a thrill to see that square find a home! I was in my office at work and shouted “Woo!” out loud. 🙂

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