My granddaughter Sienna was really fascinated with my paintings when she visited. She fell in love with my Great Blue Heron and asked if she could take it back home to NJ, and I was more than happy to pack it up for her. Ed’s Sunday Stills Challenge this week, is ‘From this to that’, so I thought I’d show you how my very first two paintings started out, and how they ended up. I have to say that after the first couple of lessons, I was less than impressed with my effort at drawing a lighthouse, and was beginning to believe that my old art teacher must have been right when she told me I was useless at art.
It didn’t turn out too shabby in the end though.
Spurred on by my apparent success, I decided to paint a Venice scene, complete with a couple of gondolas. My first session was so disheartening. I came home and told hubby that I really didn’t think it was ever going to look anything like the picture I was supposed to be copying.
Miraculously, it started to take shape over the next couple of weeks, and ended up like this.
Yesterday afternoon I sat staring at a blank canvas for an hour, then decided to play my piano instead, so the canvas is still pristine white. I’m waiting for inspiration and the courage to make that first brush stroke.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.