Thursday, February 23, 2012

 I've always wanted to take painting lessons.  Now that I'm retired, I can!  A friend has been taking lessons, and after checking with her, I've now gone twice.  Enjoying it, and hopefully I'm not a hopeless case!    Our class is once a month, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm and just a couple of us there, so we get a lot of help.  The first picture I didn't get done in that time frame, so finished it at home; but the class yesterday, I finished the picture.    I put the first one on as my header picture now for a few days, and here is the second one.  Our next picture will be a winter scene.  I'm learning the mixing of the oil colors and which brushes to use to get a desired effect.  Will have to try my hand here alone now as I get more comfortable. 

Do you have something that you've always wanted to try doing, and haven't been able too?  Our middle daughter is so talented artistically.  Wish she could do this with me.  She painted beautiful pictures in art in high school and won some contests then.  I think she'd really enjoy this if she had the time. 

Each one of us have hidden talents within - waiting to come out.  Take a risk and try new things.  It's great.

Have a great day! 

11 comments:

Far Side of Fifty said...

WoW!! You did great! I used to paint a long time ago..I just don't have time to squeeze it in anymore. We have an easel in the old greenhouse if you ever need one:)

Country Gal said...

Looks awesome I love it ! Good for you you go girl ! I used to sketch but my hands are a bit to shakey for it now ! I cant wait to see more of your wonderful work ! Looks like your a natural ! Love your new blog look ! Have a great day !

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Mom - the first one you completed - it is beautiful! and the second one turned out great too! I know you were oohing and aahing over some of the things in the first one. It turned out great! -- you should post it on facebook so Sissy can see it :)

Sybil said...

You sure have a talent for painting..It is not something I am any good at..I don;t seem to be able to get any prespective into a picture !!
thanks for sharing...looking forward to your next one
love Sybil xx

Country Whispers said...

Wow! You did an awesome job on them!
I have talents but art is NOT one of them. I'm not sure that a class could even help me in that area unless they can tell me how to make stick people look better. :0)

Muffy's Marks said...

Wonderful work, like the old saying goes, you don't know until you try. Keep going girl, you have some raw talent.

Sweet Tea said...

You're off to a great start.
Good for you!
I have no rhythm but have always wanted to know how to tap dance. Maybe some day.

Loretta said...

Wow, what hidden talent! This is nice...Beautiful Job! Hugs

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Lynda said...

I am totally impressed. You have talent! I think painting would be fun, too but I don't see perspective or matching of colors - - - so will just stick to painting walls in our house!

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