I never had an art class, because my middle sister was considered the artist in our family. She took industrial arts in high school, while I took beauty culture (hairdressing) when I got there.
Since she had all the talent it never occurred to me to bother. But as I grew older I found my self making signage, drawing & painting, but only to satisfy my needs or as a volunteer for organizations.
Yet, in the last few years I have started to try more, at first because I needed art for Fluff My House! Home Staging. Many other artist's work were out of my price range, so I dabbled a bit & found I liked it!
They explained some methods on what to do to start a canvas & how to finish once I was done.
Very valuable information for someone who had never thought about it, but wanted to try.
This last summer I thought I would try water colours, but I know I missed the point. I need to take some classes, because I am so used to 'outlining' everything it's counterintuitive to leave all the white everywhere...
I like painting with acrylics; they seem to be easiest & more instant gratification. I know by watching endless hours of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross; oil paints take too long to dry & they would get ruined by the time they were ready to varnish.
I'm now realizing I need a more organized indoor space, I've been working on my deck for the most part, but when it got cold, moved inside only to get paint on my floor despite a tarp... ugh.
(This is a double canvas, meant to hang one over the other)
I'd like to take my canvi & get them scanned so I can make prints, but they still need a finishing coat before I can do that.
So here's to another year of possibilities!
My deck studio will be open once it warms up again.