I wanted to try oil paints but was intimidated by the starting cost. I had found some kit somewhere that was outrageously priced and I got frustrated. Then I decided I could afford the oils if I bought a few paints at a time until I had accumulated enough colors for a painting. Looking back, I could have bought yellow, red, blue, and white and gotten a start!
I wanted to take an oils class and my local community college had a class but the pre-requisite was a basic drawing class. I wasn't terribly interested in the drawing aspect of it but I knew I was rusty at that so, why not?
Taking that class really got my creative spirit going and I signed up for the oil painting class. When my schedule came up, the class was canceled due to low participation... can you imagine??? So, I talked to an artist friend and got some tips and she introduced me to dailypaintworks.com. That site has been so inspiring to me. I have learned about some amazing artists and learned tons of tips and techniques from reading their blogs.
I had a dream of having my art shown in a gallery. Now I have done that and I want to continue to improve, and grow as an artist.
I have signed up for a number of workshops and I'm so excited to paint more and to continue on this journey.