DjKenny'S BEST BITS
artistically speaking of course !
This project is a recently acquired passion for producing artwork using pastel, charcoal, graphite and digital processes. It seems weird that a guy in his eighties, who hadn't attempted any form of drawing or painting since he was a kid in junior school should suddenly become obsessed with this sort of thing. It happened to me after a chance encounter with a friend who had also taken up this, but in a far more serious way, shortly after his retirement. I do not have a natural, easy flowing, talent for this sort of thing so I signed up for and diligently followed a couple of courses and seem to have developed a strong (but not exclusive) interest in what are known as the photo-realism and hyper-realism styles and am practising, practising, practising to become at least halfway good at them.
Pictured above is the cover of the portfolio I have created for my efforts using the nom de plume DjKenny (that's another story !)
I have also set up an Art Group in the Retirement complex where I now live and have found that there is a surprising diversity of talent across a range of Arty type pastimes. None of it is taken too seriously, it's just a relaxing, fun pastime. You can find out more about it on the website that I have created for it, click here to see it.
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So what's with the DjKenny title? Don't ask !! That's a non-de-plume that was somewhat euphemistically applied to me by my son-in-law some while ago for reasons that are given in the portfolio