One day, we went shopping at my all time favorite store, Michael's. He asked if I still wanted to paint and I giggled. Really? Um...yes.
He loaded the cart with beginner supplies and headed the check stand. I kept saying I had no talent and couldn't do it. He would just smile that wonderful smile and said well have you tried?
When I got home that night, I tried. I searched Pinterest for tips, for inspiration, for something. I found many great ideas and tried a craftsman style Santa using acrylics.
This was my end result. He's kind of cute right? My Aunt Chris mentioned how much she loved him and I gifted him as a present that year. She proudly displayed him until February.
Looking back now, I did everything wrong but I did it. I tried. Then began my desire to try more.
See what I could. Anything.
My mother had mentioned a painting she saw and liked. I made my own version for her with acrylics.
It was a hit. This one was a little easier. I basically painted the background, and drug my brush to make a tree. Added some gems, painted then glued on lettering. She loved it!
Now I was really interested. After talking with friends, I found out our local gallery held classes for painting lessons. $10 for your first oil painting, inclusive of all your needs.
Yet, I tried. I loved every lesson. Every chance to try the brushes with direction from a wonderful teacher. Following her lesson plan for my first painting, a required landscape to learn the fundamentals.
When it was done, I gifted it to my exceptional boyfriend for all his love and support.
My second painting bumped my class fees to $15 per lesson. However, my skills had improved. Here is my second oil painting in class:
If you want to paint, find PINs that help you.
Try something, anything!
Your talent is just waiting to be released!