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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…

The Art Of Watercolour

The magazine I have two long shelves filled with books on watercolour painting and on art more generally. I also buy and collect art magazines, chief among them a French publication (translated into English) named The Art of Watercolour. I’ll…

Ken Young 20 Zone

Going Square

Don’t be a square When I was a teenager, ‘square’ was a slang word for someone who was old-fashioned, or out of touch. According to an online thesaurus, synonyms include fogey, conservative, traditionalist, conventionalist, diehard, conformist, bourgeois, museum piece, fossil,…

Ken Young Glass Half Full

Stirling Art Club

Two evenings ago, I had the pleasure of giving a demo (a painting demonstration) to the members of Stirling Art Club. Venue The venue was a function hall at a community centre in the St Ninians district of the historic…

Ken Young Boat With Green Hull

Where Did January Go?

End of January already It’s the end of January already and this is only my second blog post of the month. Incredibly, it seems like no time at all since I wished you a Happy New Year. What have I…

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 Lothian Road

Avoiding Gutenberg

WordPress 5.0 I built this site using WordPress, which is the world's most popular website management system. Yesterday morning, WordPress upgraded itself to a new version, 5.0. That might have been fine in itself, but they went and included a…

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 Artbox

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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