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Friday, 4 January 2008

More about me




If you have read my profile you will see that I have described myself as a civil servant turned painter. I thought I would start this blog by expanding a bit. I've been a civil servant for 21 years but, although I have enjoyed my job, I have become increasingly frustrated with the lack of opportunity and, for the last couple of years I have been itching for a change. Anyway, last year, in a bid to reduce staff, the department that I worked for announced an early exit scheme and so I took the plunge. I gave myself a well earned break and spent some time revising for an OU exam that I took in October. All went well and my degree is now finished - I managed to scrape a first! With that behind me I have decided to dedicate some time to my first passion - painting. That is where this blog comes in. I'm hoping to share some of my paintings, my experiences and hopefully make some new friends along the way.





To kick off here is a small painting (10 x 8) that I did recently. It is painted on a stretched linen canvas (I prefer to stretch my own) although, at this small scale I normally work on MDF panels prepared with a gesso and texture paste mix or, for a less absorbent surface, covered with muslin and then oil primed.








































more of my paintings can be seen at http://www.keithwilkinson.com/

That's enough for now - I'm off to clean my brushes.

2 Comments:

Blogger rob ijbema said...

good luck with your new direction,your work allready looks good and i'm sure going full time,you will kick some ass!

21 February 2008 at 11:10  
Blogger Keith said...

Thanks Rob, I know it will be a steep learning curve but I'm a tenaceous little bugger!

21 February 2008 at 13:05  

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