Boys of Summer

Hello

This year’s first finished canvas. It’s based on a story that got told a lot when I worked behind the bar when I was 19. A few old ‘legends’ would come in for a Sunday afternoon session on the ale and relive former glories including the time they jumped into the river from the Old Stone Bridge after an epic win for Bridgend. I’ve seen people do it before pissed out their heads but not about 10 – 15 in matching shirts. The same pair claimed they jumped into the Thames but that’ll have to be for another day.

I See the Boys of Summer – Dylan Thomas

Be good,

Iolo

Painter, Bridgend & former epic barman.

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Not New Year resolutions. Give yourself a break and bust your ideas down into paintings & drawings.

Resolutions!? Fahk that. It’s the year of the stumpy pencils and “How did I get through all that process Cyan & Cadmium Red?! The good shit & not the cheap shit – glad it’s finally gone & I can start prepping my canvas with the quality stuff I bought in October!?”. Prep that canvas with the new techniques, draw out & plan your ideas until they’re easel tight & relax & paint & enjoy & fear not staring into the void because you’ll be too busy Jack. Serious man. This is for you. John Cheese reiterates what I told you you were finding out. It’s gonna be cool bach, trust me.

Enjoy the year painters & pigment lovers, you’ve no more excuses left but you are chock full of unused ideas.

Let’s paint.

Wela ti gyda gwaith newydd.

Best regards,
Iolo

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I now declare this year open

…my favourite John line:

“She looks more like him than I do….!”