It has long been a desire of mine to learn how to paint a portrait using oil paints.
Always busy, I never thought that I really had the time. Fortunately during a conversation with an artist friend early last year (2013) that all changed.
I finally came to the conclusion that "if I didn't try now I would never do it" so I asked him if he would teach me.
He agreed. Since then, one day each week we meet and we paint.
I started with small projects.
On days when the mood to paint wasn't quite with me, we would draw instead but we have always worked on a project.
One morning I arrived to be greeted with a large canvas and was told I would start on something new. I had recently taken some pictures of my daughter and we had discussed how nice one of them might look painted.
You can see them here.
He told me why should it not be me to take on the task and told me to get to work. That was seven months ago.
It is not finished and I know it won't be anytime soon.
It is a work in progress.
But as I have learned time after time, all artwork takes time, inspiration, and a great deal of patience.