Though I’ve doodled on and off through the years, it wasn’t anything I ever felt passion for. It was something I could do, but something I didn’t necessarily feel like doing.
Many creative people are like this! Writers, musicians. Sculptors. I’m not sure what changed, but now I find I need to paint! And being able to spend time with the Old Masters is an amazing bonus. I’ll come to a point in a painting where I feel like something needs to change. Hmm, maybe there should be some shape or more color added in that one spot? Then when I look at their original masterpieces, often I see they’d added that very thing! That unexpected connection thru learning to paint, and time, brought tears to my eyes when it first happened. I, had thought like them!
It’s incredible still connecting with them in some way. In the tiny details of their paintings, I can see why they’ve added things here & there. Why there’s light in that one area, why an object was added to that right side. It’s a great way to learn, and that connection through time is, just wow!
I’ve dabbled a bit with colored pencils, oil pastels, and am currently in love with acrylics. At some point I look forward to working with oils. But for now acrylics are my medium of choice.
Anyways, thank YOU for stopping by and spending time with ME 😊