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Ken Young Weathered Wall

Architectural Detail: Why I Paint It

A Favourite Subject One of my favourite types of subject to paint is architecture. Generally not entire buildings, you understand, just bits of them – what I call architectural detail. Okay, I know architectural detail doesn’t sound enthralling. It sounds…

Ken Young Sunset

I Was In A Dull Mood… But I Feel Brighter Now!

Sad to say, I didn’t feel much like painting this weekend. That wasn’t due to the dreaded Artists’ Block – it had more to do with yesterday’s miserable weather, dulling my mood. Today the sun was shining, so Peggie and…

Turner In January

The National Galleries of Scotland hosts an annual exhibition of watercolours by the famous 18th/19th century English artist, J M W Turner. The exhibition - called Turner in January - just ended its 2018 run. My friend Colin and I…

Ken Young All Ashore

What To Paint Next

The image shows my latest painting, All Ashore. I finished it last night. Click here to view it and read more about it in my Portfolio. I don't know how other painters feel about this issue I'm about to describe.…

Ken Young Outsider

Stages 3, 4 & 5: Outsider

In two earlier posts (New Year and Stage 2) I featured pics and descriptions of a still life of some cherries. Then I stopped work on the painting so that I could take it with me to my art club…

Ken Young Street Scene

The Demo Is In The Details

On Monday evening, I provided a painting demo (demonstration) at Dalgety Bay Art Club. The theme was "painting the details". I wanted to try out a new format. What usually happens at a club demo is that they ask you…

Ken Young Cass Art Glasgow

Glasgow Belongs To Cass Art

Yesterday Peggie and I visited Glasgow. We got up early (it was still dark - that was a shock to the system!), jumped in the car and drove to our local Park & Ride. It was a push, but somehow…

Ken Young Still Life Cherries

Stage 2

Since I featured my current painting at its first stage in my previous post, I thought I might as well show it at its second stage too. As you can see, I've added colour to the cherries and a bit…

Ken Young Still Life

New Year

A Happy New Year to everyone out there. So, this is 2018, eh? Right now it doesn’t feel a lot different to 2017. I notice the weather hasn't changed - it's just as dreich as it was yesterday. If you…

Ken Young Loch Tay Winter

Memories of Another Winter

Almost three years ago, in mid-January 2015, my pal Colin Joyce and I motored up to Perthshire in search of winter landscapes to photograph. If you don’t know where Perthshire is, shame on you. However, I'll take pity and inform…

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