A sketch …

for Friday Fictioneers




The ladies of the art club set up their easels and gazed at the pastoral scene.

Alice held a stick horizontally then vertically.  She saw a painter do it once though she’s not sure why.  Then she started splodging paint here and there.

Ruby scribbled outlines, cocked her head then nodded.  With farts and pops, her tubes dispensed little piles of paint onto her palette. 

Thora moved her brush slowly and precisely,  her nose inches from the emerging image.

Three hours later they finished.  Thora’s, too perfect for words,  Ruby’s, a riot of colour and Alice’s, well, impressionistic!

Next,  cucumber sandwiches and tea!





palettesThanks to Rochelle for hosting and providing the picture.

Prod Froggie to join in the fun!


85 thoughts on “A sketch …

  1. Tannille Jul 22, 2020 / 13:48

    “With farts and pops” – that could have turned nasty haha.
    Not everyone has talent

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  2. wmqcolby Jul 22, 2020 / 13:54

    Excellent, Keith! I was definitely in the moment on that one. That second paragraph was hilarious!

    Five out of five cucumber sandwiches — and beer at five o’clock.

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  3. hilarymb Jul 22, 2020 / 14:08

    Hi Keith – fun tale to be attached to the prompt photo … loved it … cucumber sandwiches with salt and pepper, watercress ones too … yummy – cheers Hilary

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  4. trentpmcd Jul 22, 2020 / 14:26

    “cucumber sandwiches and tea”? I thought these events always induced wine… Anyway, when A, R and T get together, the outcome is always interesting, wine or tea.

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  5. rochellewisoff Jul 22, 2020 / 15:25

    Dear Keith,

    Love the names. Love the title. Oh the sounds of the squirting colours. Brilliant–froggie and all.



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    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 23, 2020 / 08:45

      I couldn’t ask for a more complimentary comment! Thanks so much Rochelle.


    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 23, 2020 / 08:39

      I do and my brother has quite a collection of her works on the walls of his pub. Now you come to mention it, this would be a typical subject matter for her! Cheers Annalisa.


  6. Dale Jul 22, 2020 / 23:15

    I love this, Keith. My sister participated in a class where everyone tries to paint one certain object. It’s amazing the different results. I really will have to try it one day… when we don’t have to worry.

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  7. msjadeli Jul 23, 2020 / 00:49

    Fabulous, Keith. This could be the mission statement of Friday Fictioneers and the frog our mascot. Such a light-hearted romp.

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  8. ceayr Jul 23, 2020 / 10:58

    Great fun, Keith, and very creative, the ladies and yourself.
    But can I have a scone, please?

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 24, 2020 / 10:55

      Of course you can, with jam and cream, or cream then jam whichever is your preference!


  9. Bill Jul 23, 2020 / 14:28

    The pastoral scene you pained with words was wonderful, Keith. I have a picture in my mind. But, it’s PB&J and red wine for me. Thank you.

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  10. James McEwan Jul 24, 2020 / 07:56

    I expect it is the ambition and company that colours their lives. Nicely told as it evokes the spirit of afternoon tea and gossip.

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  11. Sandra Jul 24, 2020 / 10:55

    Sounds like every art class I ever attended, apart from the cucumber sandwiches.

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  12. Natasha Jul 24, 2020 / 11:42

    The pallette of colours, but I love the cucumber sandwiches with tea, the best.

    Looks like a fun jaunt, this.

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  13. Inside the Mind of Isadora Jul 25, 2020 / 17:13

    Sounds like a very pleasant afternoon of relaxation with friends.
    Linch added – a bonus. I enjoyed the way you showcased the creativity
    that each of the women in a different way. Perfect …!!!
    Isadora 😎

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  14. Nobbinmaug Jul 27, 2020 / 00:18

    I imagine the description of their paintings will also match their work stations.

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  15. Gabriella Jul 27, 2020 / 02:39

    It seems they all enjoyed the afternoon, which is the most important thing.

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