For the past two years that I have returned to my childhood passion, I have been committed to practicing and have painted nearly 100 pieces. Some of course better than others. I have sold about 8 pieces in that time but have many stacked around the house. I believe I have shown my dedication and have reached that point of taking my art to the next level. Private lessons are what I feel is needed for me to advance to the next level.
I think there are plenty of other new, struggling artists that must feel the same way that I do. At 51 years old, do I have enough time to progress my talent to where I want it to be? Only God knows that answer,but in the mean time I want to either be painting, teaching or sharing what I am learning with others by blogging about my experiences.
|Original Photo that I chose to use as the inspiration for my first oil painting|
|WK 1- Laying out the composition by sketching the main details using a neutral colored paint|
|WK 1- blocking in the main base colors that will eventually be the mountains, sky and foreground|
|WK 1- Stopping the first lessons with my canvas covered in a layer of acrylic paints.|
|WK 2- Here I am painting my canvas top to bottom and back to front. Most of this background area will be covered up with my foreground details but you have to give the viewer that distance to create interest|