Sunday, 27 August 2017

The black sheep... and it's goodbye from me!

'The black sheep' - acrylic on canvas 20 x 20cm

I've decided that this is going to be my last blog post.  It was actually a bit more of an appropriate blog title when I had the idea because initially I was going to call this painting 'At the end of the day' which would lead nicely into me waxing lyrical about the sun setting on my blog. Then I decided to call it 'The black sheep' which, in fairness, doesn't really work. 

Reference photo taken by S, as always

The point is, I just don't have the time or will to write a blog post every week the way I used to do. I loved blogging at the beginning and I'll always be thankful for the artistic journey it's taken me on and how it has kept me motivated to keep on creating and sharing those creations online. I will also always be grateful for the many wonderful people I've met through blogging and blog-hops and definitely Paint Party Friday and I will still visit those folks online in one social media arena or another.  

I just don't think that blogging is what it used to be for me and needing to be more efficient with my time, it's just much easier to post my art to Instagram than to spend the required time creating new blog posts each week when so few people ever stumble across my blog to read them.

So, thank you to everyone who's followed my blog over the years and please do come and say hello on Facebook or Instagram as I'll still be there touting my artistic endeavors! 


  1. Beautiful art. I understand completely about blogger, it isn't the most instant way of getting your art out there anymore. Once a week is about the most I manage too. All the best.

  2. sweet this painting!
    greetings Elke

  3. So lovely to have been part of your blogging world and see your gorgeous work. Hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. what a lovely new painting Nic. So sorry to see you leaving blogland but I understand. Don't have instagram and am rarely on FB but will try and remember to check in on FB once in awhile to see your beautiful art. Will miss you!

  5. I so understand. Will miss seeing your ever evolving art!

  6. Aww, we'll miss you in blogland! I checked to make sure I'm following you on instagram, yes I am! I can't wait to see what you're up to next. I love your little sheep. I WANT your little sheep, lol. I wish I had the money for a Nic McLean painting. You rock and I'll miss seeing your art here. Hugs my friend.

  7. What a shame... I'm so sorry you won't be around on blog land anymore, but yes, it is a commitment and a time consuming one! I love the painting... Can't wait to see more on instagram! xx

  8. I'm sorry to hear you've decided to quit, I've always enjoyed reading your posts. It's beginning to get lonely in blogland. I agree, blogging isn't what it used to be. It has become a lot more passive, more about reading information than engaging with each other. There's just so much more around that demands our attention. While I'm not ready yet to give up my blog altogether, I'm definitely not going to blog every week anymore. See you on FB and Instagram.
    Oh and, I love your sheep!

  9. Sorry to see you go Nic! I always loved reading about your adventures in Scotland and seeing your beautiful work. This painting of the sheep is another beauty! If I ever find the time to figure out Instagram I'll make sure to follow you there! Hugs ♥


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