I've again been inspired to started painting. It have been a couple of years since I've picked up a brush to paint more them my house. (Now that I think of it that needs to be done again too…)
I have been watching the PBS show Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop. David makes painting look easy. In the first show I watched David traveled to Claude Monet's home in Giverny, France, to paint his water lily garden. I have always liked Monet's art.
All of my painting today have in been in water colors. And most of my paintings have been of flowers with some landscapes. Now I'm working with acylics and with David help I'm working in impressionistic art.
My first painting, you see here, I call Stormy Garden. It is my very fist attempt painting with acrylics. I painted it on 12'x16' 20lb water paper. It is also an atempt to stretch the size of my art. In the past most of my work has been on the very small scale, often as small as 4'x5'. The largest painting I have done was 36'x48 water color. It now hangs in my sister inlaws house. I don't have a picture of it.
Why do I paint? Mostly as an artistic outlet. I have never sold my paintings. Most are in the back of my closet. I paint to create. It is amazing how hard it is to complete the creation of something. High school students complete their home work but never turn it in. I know collage students that didn't get a degree because they never completed the last two or three classes. Painting is a way to working on this skill.
You can see more of my art in my gallery .