I am looking forward to being a contributor to the forum. I painted casually for a few years but never really focused on a style or method. I live in the Southeastern United States enjoy painting for family and friends, and the occasional local Art Show.
I found Mr. Carter on YouTube his "Maintaining abstraction demo" which I loved. It led me to this site and his teaching methods, and this group.
The paintings I see being posted are wonderful, and while I am not at the level many of you have already achieved I hope to learn and to contribute.
I'll post my first painting when I find a way to download the picture - I started with his " Alla Prima Brushwork Demo" of a single pear. It is a style I like, realistic, but not an attempt to recreate the exact pear.
I'll probably go on to peaches, and so on. Starting with simple still life's until I feel comfortable with the method. There seems to be a lot of variety not only in the group but within in videos. A lot to learn.
Looking forward to being a part of the group,