posted on Apr, 14 2012 @ 09:58 PM
I'm a self taught artist who has struggled with technique for a long time. It can be a lonely world but I kept going as it's something almost like
meditation for me when I'm painting - the whole world goes away.
As a child - many years back - I was offered a place in Art School and off I went but after joining class, I found that all they wanted to talk about
was brushes and technique - all I wanted to do was pick up a brush and paint, I was young and foolish and with no one to advice me at home I dropped
Oh boy did I end up regretting that decision when after life allowed me the time to paint once again I so wished I'd stuck it out and learned those
I played with Oils for a long time and especially enjoyed the challenge of portraiture - no one told me it was one of the most difficult forms of Art
so I pushed on, determined to accomplish some degree of achievement and finally entered a competition - The Queens Portrait! I'm not even into the
Royal Family but hey guess what, I won! Imagine the boost that gave me.
Anyway I thought I'd bring my latest painting for those interested in Art and as a reminder to younger members - 'Don't throw away your opportunities'
they don't often come around.
I'm open to criticism on the ATS World Stage and hope to learn from anything constructive you have to offer that may help me improve.
As an X Pat, I have many fond memories of home in the North of England and often look at the many photographs I took whilst there (wish I'd taken
more) with nostalgia and this painting is of a one I took of a little fishing harbour 'Staithes' North Yorkshire - a place I loved to visit. Perhaps
some of you know the place.
This Painting is my portrayal and taken from one of those photographs. The Medium is Acrylic on stretched Canvas.
The size must have been too big as it's cut off on the right - colours also slightly differ.
edit on 14-4-2012 by quedup because: (no reason