As I mentioned, I've been painting lately!
This is my first seascape...
I'm under no illusion that this is a Great Work of Art, but I don't think it's horrible.
Considering that I've never painted clouds before (nor water nor land), I think I did okay.
I always drew fairly well as a child and loved art. So I took a full year art course in first year university (I clearly remember lugging my big black artist's portfolio to my 3pm chemistry class after two hours in the studio). P.S. I placed first in my class in freshman chemistry that year and also got an A+ in art (yes, if you are wondering, THAT was my peak). :D
In the class, we learned many mediums, from pencil to pastel and chalk, conté and coloured pencils to pen and ink (I always loved pen and ink). We learned watercolour, but didn't try oils or acrylics. We sketched nude models and drew our feet and our faces in the mirror (not easy). We learned all sorts of techniques, like gestural drawing and talked a lot about line weight and how to capture a shape with a single perfect line.
I learned a TON and produced a LOT of art. But after a year, I was desperately sick of drawing (and too impatient) and joined the camera club! Since then, photography has been my beloved medium.
Now, over 20 years later, I'm having such fun with the new paints I bought for my Colour Theory class. Shockingly, I'm much more patient and serene in my old age. And I acknowledge I'm a complete hack and have a lot to learn.
In other news, I visited an amazing salvage shop today. Here's a sneak peek at an antique English bird bath I am seriously coveting:
More to come on both fronts!