I have always enjoyed drawing and painting but totally neglected this hobby whilst bringing up a family and earning a living. Now, in my “dotage”, I have finally found time to indulge. I paint a variety of subjects in acrylic and have recently begun to use water-based oils. I love the “buttery” feel of using oils and the ease with which they blend. I have also explored the delights of soft pastels and am pleased with a picture I did of my late Irish Setter. I feel that trying different mediums is beneficial but for now I am going to concentrate more on the water-based oils.