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I have an embarrassing amount of art stuff around the house. So I’ve started making some abstract paintings to use it up. I think I’ve learned more doing this than from any of the representational stuff.

Nude

Nude

I should also stick to pen, my hand shakes like a leaf when I ink with a brush now.

I should also stick to pen, my hand shakes like a leaf when I ink with a brush now.

Home made pastels drying. “Smurf poo” my wife calls them.

Home made pastels drying. “Smurf poo” my wife calls them.

Some imaginary landscapes.

Some imaginary landscapes.

Back when I was doing a bunch of little landscape studies, the clouds were always my favourite part. There were some great clouds yesterday, so I tried a Constable style cloud study from an upstairs window.

Back when I was doing a bunch of little landscape studies, the clouds were always my favourite part. There were some great clouds yesterday, so I tried a Constable style cloud study from an upstairs window.

I started to feel stuck and that the only way to move forward was to get better at drawing representationally. I use to hate life class, but once I got past seeing it as a means to an end rather than something to enjoy for itself, it became fun. Drawing the other participants helps too.