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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…

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.…

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