|#1 Rendering of "Out of the Blue" Acrylic (sold)|
|#2 Rendering of the bridge over Bode River, West Germany Acrylic (sold)|
Not having ever painted, I thought perhaps I could try decorative painting on furniture. I found an instructor in acrylic painting and signed up for a four-week class. When I arrived at the class, she put a canvas in front of me and told me to choose a painting from one of her books and do a rendering. Not expecting this, I explained that I thought I would be learning decorative painting, and she explained that she taught fine art. Fortunately, I decided to stay and give it a try.
My very first painting was the rendering of "Out of the Blue" which is in a lovely book by Carolyn Blish. I had admired her art for many years, and felt honored to be doing a rendering of one of her paintings.
My second painting was taken from a book on How to Draw and Paint Beautiful Landscapes/2 by Walter Foster. Believe me, it was a challenge getting the atmospheric effects correct and painting the rocks accurately.
Then my four classes were over and I was on my own. I have since experimented with various media and different styles of painting. I enjoy the process of learning and playing with color. It's truly a journey.