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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…

Ken Young 2 Trees

Experimenting

In my last post, I talked about painting a bit more experimentally. As it happens – and it’s only a coincidence – I’ve been giving my Wednesday evening class some lessons in mixed media painting. Going experimental My featured painting…

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 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…

Teaching A Class

I do a bit of teaching. I run what I call a ‘back-to-basics’ course at my local Art Club. My approach is to treat everyone as if they were complete beginners and I make that clear at the outset. This…

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