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Monday, 28 May 2012

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Wednesday, 9 May 2012


Bill Boethius 9 May 2012 · Sated. [soft pastels on white paper].

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Benign Chagrin

Bill Boethius shared his photo. 8 May 2012 · Benign Chagrin. [Acrylics]

Monday, 7 May 2012

Bill Boethius with Sketchbook 1

Bill Boethius 7 May 2012 · Bill Boethius with Sketchbook 1 [covers period December 2011 to February 2012. 164 pages. Photo by Bill Boethius] ]

Thursday, 3 May 2012


Three-ition [Colour pencils, some pastels and acrylic] The title is a lame pun on tu-ition. I was thinking of being self taught, as one always inevitably is, and how that common phrase "self taught" implies a schizoid state. The self portrait could symbolise such self two-ition. And yet here there is a third self, relating no doubt to the trinity - the father, the son, and the holy spirit, which is combined in one self - this is my three-ition, a tragic version of the trinity. Tragic, because we live in a culture which insists on one-ition, particularly in England. How else is it that Blake is still not respected as a painter in his own land? Because he was a great poet, it cannot be possible that he is also a great painter, say the lords of one-ition. Austin Spare likewise. I believe his rejection was due to him being a great occultist, he couldn't be great painter too. And because England places poetry far higher than painting, then Blake is revered primarily as a poet and Spare known as an occultist. And yet these two men were amongst the greatest painters that ever lived. And two always makes three. Because Blake was great as a poet and a painter, then that makes him a third thing ... that is the holy spirit. And that is three-ition.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

The Ancient Scrolls

Bill Boethius 2 May 2012 · The Ancient Scrolls. [Acrylics]

Dying Muse

Bill Boethius 2 May 2012 · Dying Muse. Life Model. [Soft pastels on black paper]

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Inside the Gentleman's Club

Bill Boethius 1 May 2012 · Inside the Gentleman's Club. [Soft pastels] Partly inspired by last night's dream - the loss of belonging.