Friday, June 08, 2012

The Ron Man

graphite & putty eraser/30x20cm

Back from the refreshing few days spent enjoying Ludlow & resuming the project of drawings processed from the source material of photographic reproductions from an intriguing gallery of then current footballers operating somewhat below the higher echelons as found within the pages of a 1970-vintage annual.

As regards the ensuing portrait subject, Ron Fenton, the habitual research into the career of whom reveals the curiosity that he never actually made an appearance for Notts County, his last port of call as a (non-)player, which somehow seems appropriate for someone more synonymous with management team support duties during the years of Brian Clough’s reign at city rivals Nottingham Forest.


Go-Betweens '16 Lovers Lane'
Galaxie 500 'This Is Our Music'
Miracle Legion 'Surprise Surprise Surprise'

An afternoon of vinyl heaven, with three much-loved classics from the archive accompanying the drawing process, sounding as good as they ever did, which is pretty damn fine.

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