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Atheling24 Apr 2022 5:47 a.m. PST

Some how, somewhere I have managed to find the strength to start getting back into my painting. As I have mentioned before I am battling real demons in terms of mental health and it is no exaggeration that it took a heck of a lot of effort and determination to pick up the brushes again!

This post is both a small celebration and a reminder that it can be done. Are the miniatures painted to the exact same standard as the last unit of Anglo Danes I managed to paint up? Probably not. I am still feeling a little tentative with my brush work to add borders to the tunics and shirts but that will come back with a little time. I have left these unvarnished for now as I'm hoping, as I get back my confidence with the brush I will be able to add patters to the borders with my usual skill.

More pictures from various angles of the mini's can be found on my Just Add Water Blog here:

The next batch of six!

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2022 7:04 a.m. PST

They look great; already ahead of what I do. Enjoy!

ccmatty Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2022 7:20 a.m. PST

I am glad you are back! Your painting is an inspiration. Keep fighting the demons – in the end, it is worth it.

Raynman Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2022 7:55 a.m. PST

Excellent jobs! Very nice! Keep fighting the demons! Get batter soon!

chrisminiaturefigs24 Apr 2022 7:57 a.m. PST

Keep up your chin Darrell. Your Danes look great, you are part of a dying breed of painter, from the days when you had to learn to paint flags and shields by hand!

Anton Ryzbak24 Apr 2022 8:19 a.m. PST

Truly inspirational!
Stay strong

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2022 9:40 a.m. PST

Well done. I always find painting to be very therapeutic.

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2022 12:49 p.m. PST

Good luck with your mental health. I hope it continues to improve. 😀

The Colonel25 Apr 2022 10:08 p.m. PST

Keep up the good work. Your painting is always an inspiration in the use of colour! You know that you have the support of many who really appreciate what you do.

The Colonel

Atheling27 Apr 2022 3:45 a.m. PST

Thank you all for your very kind words and encouragement.

All very much appreciated. I think I'm beginning to get back into the swing of things- hope I haven't jinxed myself by saying that!

The nest batch can be seen here:

huron725 Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2022 4:51 a.m. PST

YOU, YOU! You are the reason I got into this period. Your painting is fantastic. Thanks.

Personal logo oldbob Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2022 10:09 a.m. PST


Atheling07 May 2022 6:31 a.m. PST

Many thanks Huron and Oldbob. Very kind words indeed :)

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