Hi to all - my name is Mike, I'm 75 and live in West Sussex in the UK.

I've been using Artrage 5 - and now 6 - for about a year. My 8-year old grandson was bought a cheap art tablet and stylus by a relative and, when I gave him a hand to draw with it, thought I'd have a go myself. So, I bought a Wacom Intuos tablet and stylus and set to work on my Mac Book Pro.

My particular interest has been recording the village where I live - I have an archive of 6,000 photos taken over 30 years - and I'm particularly fond of Tudor buildings, of which there are many. Painting them is an opportunity to clarify the lines of the building and cut out modern-day stuff like TV aerials, satellite dishes, burglar alarm boxes, telegraph poles, double yellow lines, etc. etc...!

So here's my picture of a Tudor farmhouse out in the countryside. The land around it has been cleared for drainage, giving a good, if somewhat stark, view of the rear elevation. Painted with a mixture of ink, pastel and airbrush tools - and stickies...

Cheers,

Mike

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