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Taking A Break

I’ve been taking a little break from painting. I haven’t so much as lifted a paintbrush since August, in fact. I just took a scunner to it and decided it was high time to recharge my artistic batteries. Scunner If…

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Who Are We Painting For?

So, who are we artists painting for? Do we do it for ourselves? Friends and family? Potential buyers? For posterity, even? My new mug My pic is of a mug that my wife just bought for me. I appreciate the…

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Feeling Virtuous

Last Wednesday, around 9.20 pm, when I locked the door of Dalgety Bay Art Club behind me, it was the end of the “back-to-basics” art courses that I’d been running, on and off, since the start of 2016. Mixed feelings…

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Going Wrong

Anguish If you’re an artist, you’ll know the anguish I’m about to describe. You’re well into a painting and you realise it’s going wrong. Sometimes it’s due to a single, disastrous mistake. Or, over time, you become totally dissatisfied with…

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Experimenting

In my last post, I talked about painting a bit more experimentally. As it happens – and it’s only a coincidence – I’ve been giving my Wednesday evening class some lessons in mixed media painting. Going experimental My featured painting…

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International Watercolour Masters

On 28th/29th April, I attended the International Watercolour Masters exhibition at Weston Park, Staffordshire, along with my friends Colin Joyce and David Gough. Opening weekend The opening weekend was quite something. Too many visitors crowded into the venue’s limited space,…

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Black And Blue

Nearly finished My featured image shows my latest watercolour, about 98% complete. At this stage, the main colours are black and blue … not forgetting the light brown wash across the lower foreground. Is there more to this scene than…

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What’s In A Name?

Domain Name To state the obvious, this current website of mine is www.kenyoungart.com. From 2012 till November 2017, I had a previous website at www.kenyoungart.co.uk, provided by Website for Artists. When I gave up the subscription to that service, I…

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Not A Leap Year

Not A Leap Year So, it’s the 28th of February already. It’s March tomorrow. Not a Leap Year, then. It seems like only yesterday that I saw in the New Year. Two whole months of 2018 have gone by already.…

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