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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…

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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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International Watercolour Masters

On 28th/29th April, I attended the International Watercolour Masters exhibition at Weston Park, Staffordshire, along with my friends Colin Joyce and David Gough. Opening weekend The opening weekend was quite something. Too many visitors crowded into the venue’s limited space,…

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What’s In A Name?

Domain Name To state the obvious, this current website of mine is www.kenyoungart.com. From 2012 till November 2017, I had a previous website at www.kenyoungart.co.uk, provided by Website for Artists. When I gave up the subscription to that service, I…

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 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…

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