Hello everyone, it is an honor for me to be speaking with such a talented group of artists. I was amazed when I stumbled onto Mark's DMP video's (on Youtube) and I knew immediately I wanted to learn from this guy. Then for me to visit the Forum and see the work from some of you just amazes me still. What a pleasure for me to read some of the posts and pick up valuable tips from everyone, then to see your work just blows me away.
I've already commented on a post ERG had showing her amazing painting of a still life. ERG and Denis were both kind enough to welcome me to the Forum's so we're kind of like "buds" now. I expect to bond with both of them, in the near future, and perhaps begin a "Blog" where we tell our inspirational story of how we all met and how they influenced me into becoming the amazing artist I am. Ha!!! That is just a joke because I am not an artist at all. In fact; I rather "suck" at it. However; I do expect ERG, Denis and myself to become good buds anyway. Ha!!! They both have a good sense of humor and seem like wonderful people, as do the rest of you.
I'd like to begin my story from the beginning but I'm not sure how many words admin will allow for me to ramble on and tell everything. Because of the recent Holidays I am reminded of the fact I was a "New Year's Baby" in 1950. No, No.......... I wasn't born on January 1st of 1950 but my story begins there. My soon to be parents were attending a local honkey tonk to celebrate the New Year when my father accidently spilled his drink on my mother. They say the place was packed and people were elbow to elbow constantly running into each other. That is what happened and my father met my mother by spilling a drink and offering to buy her one to replace it and another to replace that one then another and another.......... well you see where this night is headed. So while I claim to be a New Year's Baby it isn't because I was born just after midnight on January 1st, 1950, I claim to be a New Years Baby because I was the first to be "conceived" on January 1st, 1950. Now, they don't hand out gifts with diapers and formula and toys for being the first to be "conceived" but I did hear later I may have had something to do with the government's decision to pass out free condems to school kids and put a machine in every public restroom across the country. Just sayin!!!
Anyway, I've probably said enough already and I'm getting a little tired sitting at this computer for so long at one time. I'll come back and tell more later.