Monday 5 January 2009

A new blog is born

I've been playing D&D and painting miniatures for over 25 years. During that time I have come to thouroughly enjoy the art of miniatures painting. I think i've achieved a reasonable standard but I know there is a long way to go. Call this my 'mid life crisis' but i'm nearing 40 and sudenly realised I could be doing so much more with my hobby. So In late 2008 I started to make a concerted effort to 'up my game' with painting. And in 2009 I want to take things even further.

The aim of this Blog is to encourage myself to paint more and raise my standards by posting pictures online. The theory is that puting my 'art' out in the public domain will focus my attention on improving both my painting skills and my photography. If I feel particuarly brave I may even post a tutorial or two along the way. I aim to add a new photo each week (more if possible) to show the progrss of my work.

I’m going to ‘bite the bullet’ and enter a painting competition this year (that’s my 2009 New Years resolution). I have no allusions as to my chances but I want to take part without embarrassing myself. The standard of painting out there is astounding. If I can achieve only part of that I’ll be very happy indeed.

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