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Ken Young End Of A Golden Day

Driven To Abstraction

Title While I was wondering what title to give this post, the phrase “driven to abstraction” jumped into my head and rattled around. A moment later, I realised I’d made a mistake, since the phrase is actually “driven to distraction”.…

Fireworks

Happy New Year 2019

Last Night Peggie and I didn’t stay up very late last night. One dram of whisky was enough for me. I was in bed around 12.30 after the two of us saw in the New Year together. However, this morning…

Ken Young Apple In A Glass

That’s Just Weird

Weird or Quirky? That’s just weird – that was the unflattering opinion of my 12-year-old granddaughter, Charli, on the idea for this painting. She’d spotted the painting at an early stage, when there was only the black background and white…

Ken Young It Takes Allsorts

St Andrew’s Day

Today, November 30th, is St Andrew’s Day, which is marked “with a celebration of Scottish culture with traditional Scottish food, music and dance,” according to Wikipedia. Sad to say, most Scots don’t even notice it. I’m as much a culprit…

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…

Ken Young Mug

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…

Ken Young Newhaven Moorings

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…

Ken Young Winter Sunset

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.…

Colin’s Studio

Colin Joyce Colin is a close friend of mine. He's also an artist, working in both oils and watercolours. Yesterday I spent most of the day painting alongside him. Colin's studio is a purpose-built wooden building behind his home in…

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