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Blog Post No 141

The response to the feature in the November issue of the Dalesman has resulted in clicks onto my website in thousands. I welcome all new viewers of my work and hope that you and all the ‘old regulars’ liked all that you saw and read. In forthcoming blogs I shall amplify various aspects of the writing there.

I am writing this on the day that the Prime Minister is announcing another countrywide lockdown, but am reminded that some areas have already been experiencing something similar for some time.

Here we go again ! But this time in the winter months ! So more time inside with time to fill.

Spending time meaningfully is one way of getting us through. And ART, DRAWING, PAINTING and anything productive can lead to a more satisfying and meaningful way of using time.

You might wonder why I have headed this Blog with the Butchers Shambles York ? True I could have used many more of my paintings. It is because there are PEOPLE in it. Without the people there could be NO painting. This is probably why the Editor of the DALESMAN has entitled the the feature ‘ THE PEOPLE’S PAINTER’.

Have you noticed how few PEOPLE are included in paintings ?

Therefore it may not seem so odd that my return to assisting anyone who wants to travel with me in following blogs is to gradually help you to draw PEOPLE.

Making a fist of that will bring confidence. Will lead into more interesting COMPOSITIONS. And bring those pictures to life.

Please keep on logging into my Blogs and let us see where we can get to ! ! ! It’s FREE.