Author Archives: derekrutherford

The Gypsy Project – Lockdown Music!

It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything here. Blame lockdown. For me, it’s actually been very busy with work (luckily working from home), in fact busier than ever. It’s also meant no gigs. So to fill that gap … Continue reading

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Drawing # 3

Just to keep the story ticking over, following two previous posts documenting my slow wend through Dobson’s Keys to Drawing book, here are a few more drawings / paintings. Slowly edging in on getting things to look how I want … Continue reading

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The Last One Standing – new book

I took a slightly different approach with this, something I half stole from James Lee Burke. The novel is written in first person, but when a character is telling my narrator a story from their past, instead of having that … Continue reading

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Drawing # 2

My previous post on the subject of drawing was about my journey through the early chapters of Bert Dodson’s Keys to Drawing and some Stan Miller YT videos. The artwork on that posting is a good indication of where I was … Continue reading

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A Good Year For Westerns

It’s been a good year for westerns, back in February “Dead Man’s Return” was accepted. This is the third and final part of the Dead Man trilogy, and it came out in October and actually reached number 1 in one … Continue reading

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Been an age since I posted anything – so here’s something totally different. Some artwork. I’ve always enjoyed looking at art and so recently have started working my way through Bert Dodson’s Key’s to Drawing book in an effort to … Continue reading

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x100s Goes to Eastnor

Was lucky enough to do a rock’n’roll gig at Eastnor castle last weekend. I took the little Fuji x100s along to grab a coupe before we started: The load-in part 1 The load-in part 2: Pre-gig sandwich room: The Castle … Continue reading

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Photo-Walk Around Manchester

It was a rainy few days, but I took the x100s (interiors) and the D7100 (exteriors) for a wander around Manchester. I took in the Rochdale Canal, Castlefields, the Central Library, the John Rylands library, the Cathedral, the Art Gallery, … Continue reading

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Bike Ride…

A few images from yesterday’s bike ride around England and Wales. All taken on the tiny Lumix GM1. Set off from Gloucester as the sun rose: Here you can see Gloucester Cathedral if you look closely: The River Severn: Tea … Continue reading

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