My e-book, Oil Painting for the Total Beginner, all 11 Chapters, 21,000 words, illustrations, notes - including suggested colour mixes - and Glossary of art terms is finished, done, ready.
It's in PDF form only at present: I can put it on a CD or DVD for you, at £10 including postage and packing; or send you a download, at £8: just email me at either
Tell me what form you'd like the book in, and I will reply to you telling you how it can be paid for (preferably via Paypal, on my website - www.isleofwightlandscapes.net, but I also take cheques, postal orders, and dubious services in kind......). Incidentally, I can also print it - but at 54 A4 pages, I'd have to have a think about costs: I might be able to do it for £10, but would have to add p & p on top.
My warm glow of accomplishment at having finished the thing was slightly tempered when I woke up yesterday with raging toothache; just nicely in time for my birthday, too...... However, I've been able to get an emergency appointment via the NHS Dental Helpline, at 2.30 this very afternoon. How I look forward to it...........
I have something of a dental phobia, but there are things - like crashing pain every time you so much as hit the tooth with your tongue - that rather get you over that.
For those similarly banjaxed, and seeking temporary pain relief while awaiting the dentist and his sturdy pliers, Oil of Cloves, on a wad of cotton wool, applied to the tooth, actually DOES help. Just enough to enable one to write and think without whimpering for Mummy......