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I loved to draw as a child, as most
children like to do at 11 years old. When in grade school I would d raw and show
my pictures to my teacher.
I also loved to write stories. For some
reason the school thought I was gifted- if you read the stories or saw the pictures
you would think they were nuts!
But in grade 6 they (the school)
decided to send me a few days a week to a local college in a creative writing
class and put me into a few fine arts classes. They use to pay for taxi's for
me there and back. The creative writing classes didn’t amount to anything. And unfortunately
for me the arts programs at the time were mostly batiking and weaving. But they
did have a life drawing class. It didn’t take too long before I was told it
wasn’t appropriate for a young person sketching nudes.
I did meet some very interesting
people at the school. My Mum said they were all hippies who went to school
because they didn’t want to work for a living. Haha
Now jump from 11 years old to let’s
Found myself with an illness that
left me self absorbed.
I decided to start painting to distract
myself –from myself.
I have been painting, crafting
sculpting for about 13 years now.
Sold quite a bit, mostly regret it.
One of a kind and all that.
I love (loved acrylic) but I really
want to paint in oils.
Found Marks site and decided it’s
Now I just have to leap!
I’d like to start with a portrait of
my mother from a sepia photo.
But having a heck of a time trying
to figure out what value of skin tones to use.