Unknown Painting

I really like this painting, but I don’t know anything about it. I’m putting information here in the hopes that it will come up in searches other people might be doing for the same artist. Please email me if you have information about this or it’s creator.

I don’t know what this piece is called.

By the looks of the signature, I’m guessing the artists name is Chang. I could be wrong about that though. The painting is on a canvas measuring about 12 x 18 inches. It looks like acrylic paint to me, but I don’t have a clue about these things.

I tried searching on Google for some of these keywords to see if I could find a photo of this, or of other works with a similar style that could be from the same artist. I found some artists with Chang in their name whose work I liked, but I don’t think their styles are quite the same as this. If I was a braver man I’d contact them to double check, alas I’m an anxious mess.

This painting was rescued from my mum. Years back she would buy up paintings on car boot sales or local auctions for cheap, simply to sell on the frames which sold much better than the art unfortunately. I don’t remember what she did with the art itself but I have a horrible feeling she burnt them. I loved this one so I kept it. So, this was probably for sale at a carboot somewhere in Norfolk around 2007-2010. I didn’t realise until I wrote that just how long I’ve owned it for.

Since then it has followed me to university, back to my mum’s house, and now in my own flat. On those journeys it suffered a couple of bumpy rides, you can see a couple of indentations on the right and a crease and paint loss along the top. Part of me wants to have it restored and conserved, but then I remember I don’t have any money.

I’m guessing this says “Chang”. Thoughts?

still here

I just realised I haven’t posted a new blog here in five years, or 1696 days to be precise! I thought I would post something just to show that I’m still alive.

For posterity; we’re in the middle of the Covid-19 global virus outbreak. I’m almost 1 months into isolation, and currently not allowed to leave my flat at all.

This post is also a shameless plug for the website I built for my local Extinction Rebellion group, which I’m involved with now. So check out the latest news from XR KLWN.

QuickLook and Archive Utility Not Working

The iMac I use at work had a few users by the time I started using it. Since taking over as the primary user, I noticed a bunch of issues with it. Firstly QuickLook would crash when previewing anything, images, PDFs, documents. Anything at all. Secondly, I was unable to ZIP any files at all. When I tried, I just got the error “The contents list can’t be created for compressing.” Finally, no apps would auto update (where they quit and reopen themselves as a newer version). Continue reading QuickLook and Archive Utility Not Working

I have Ulcerative Colitis

Most people who will read my blog will probably already know that I have Ulcerative Colitis, but I couldn’t really think of a better title for my first post about it.

The arrival of this new section on my site comes along with a WordPress upgrade, I’m using a basic theme for now but aim to use my skills to develop a nicer bespoke theme. I have a feeling that coming back to WordPress will make me enthusiastic about blogging again.  The techy side of my site is all going to still be there, but this new section will have a complete focus on IBD and Ulcerative Colitis.

I’m not totally sure what I’ll end up posting about in this IBD / Ulcerative Colitis section, but I’m hoping that it will be interesting. I would love for you to get in touch with any questions or ideas you have for me!