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My First Forest Painting

My First Forest Painting

I recently (almost) completed my first forest painting. I’ve fallen in love with the Welsh forests since I’ve been down here. Brechfa, Crychan, Irfon, and Cwm Rhaeadr forests have become…
A Sense of Progress

A Sense of Progress

Painting has been a sporadic pursuit for me in the past. After a 20-year hiatus with my art, I started painting again in 2017 — trying acrylics for the first…
Loosening Up in 2019

Loosening Up in 2019

I’ve always painted with a firm ‘realism’ approach. Maybe it was something ingrained from school art lessons — with the most realistic work considered the best. I have an eye…
Exploring Soft Pastels

Exploring Soft Pastels

I’ve been working with pastels recently after buying a box of 64 Inscribe soft pastels and am keen to take it further. I really like the spontinaity and control that…
Goodbye Scrivener, Hello Again Focuswriter

Goodbye Scrivener, Hello Again Focuswriter

When I decided to really get cracking on my blog, I gathered up all my blog post drafts, ideas, and finished articles in Scrivener so it could serve as my…
Experiencing Autumn

Experiencing Autumn

Every time I experience autumn I feel like it’s for both the first and the last time. It makes little logical sense to me. I know that as a man…
No New Kindle for Me

No New Kindle for Me

I was eagerly awaiting the release announcement for the new Kindle Paperwhite this month hoping for one single feature that would have convinced me to buy a new Kindle as…
A Lazy Summer?

A Lazy Summer?

Now that September is upon us, I feel like I’ve had a lazy summer. ...which is crazy! I was so focussed on photography at the start of the year. I…
First Big Painting Failure

First Big Painting Failure

It’s been two weeks since I bought a cheap set of acrylic paints, a pack of brushes and eight square canvases from B&M with the intent of exploring the medium.…