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Ken Young Trouble

Comics

Devouring comics When I was a boy, I used to devour as many comics as I could lay my hands on. American or British, it didn’t matter. I didn’t just read them, I wanted to draw them too. In fact,…

Remembering Catherine Brennand

Painting architectural detail I’ve blogged before about my fondness for painting architectural detail. The work of Catherine Brennand An artist whose architectural watercolours I’ve always enjoyed was an English lady named Catherine Brennand, who lived in Wolverhampton. I have to say…

Outdoor Sketching

Outdoor Sketching A year ago, I started to go out sketching once a month with my artist pals Colin Joyce and Roy McGowan. We went to Edinburgh initially, drawing buildings mostly. I recall a bitterly cold day in February 2019…

Ken Young Summer Rain

Busy Time

I feel I’ve had a busy time lately, so this is going to be a newsy sort of a post. As regards painting, I’ve done some line and wash stuff, a watercolour of a Harris hawk for a brother of…

Ken Young Shore Mooring

Splash!

Eating too much and painting nothing I was thinking I ought to write a final post for 2019, before the year peters out. It’s just a couple of days since Christmas and as usual I’ve been eating way too much.…

3 Months On

3 months! What? Has it really been 3 months since my last blog post? That’s odd, nobody has complained. Oh well, at least I can offer a modicum of news. So, here goes… Website The annual subscription to my website…

Keep It Simple

Painting from photos: my approach Although I mostly work from photographs, which I take myself, I try to avoid copying the photo(s) too literally. I talked about this in an earlier blog post where I asked if it’s OK to…

Line And Wash

Line and wash Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of line and wash work. If you’re unsure what ‘line and wash’ is, let me explain that it’s a combination of line drawing and watercolour painting. This has a long tradition…

Look Back

Look Back I think it can be useful, sometimes, to look back over your work. For at least 10 years, I’ve kept an image archive of my paintings, photographing them just after they’re finished. Or most of them, anyway. The…

Ken Young Golden Planet

Golden Planet

Moon landing OK. So yesterday was the 50th anniversary of that stunning achievement, the first landing on the Moon’s surface by American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. It’s been marked, justifiably, by TV news, documentaries and specials all around…

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