Never too old, never too late
Feedback from Lorna Beecroft
I am a very late arrival to painting, having started just prior to Christmas in 2015 at the ripe age of 62.
A dear friend and fabulous artist whom I have always admired said to me, “all it takes is practice.” I thought that could not possible be true, but as I had loved drawing when I was very young, I thought I would give it a go.
Well, it turns out that I can paint, and that hours of daily practice have improved by skill vastly from a year ago.
The challenge I am finding is that not a lot of people seem to teach oils locally and oils are what I really love. I would very much like to have some instruction as I know there is so much to learn and to try to simply muddle my way through by trial and error is a poor way to advance.
I have found so many great resources and books for sketching and pencil crayons as well as developing the discerning eye for scale, balance, relationships shade and shadow; but books on oils seem to be limited.
I want to continue to advance my ability and enjoy this as much as possible to enrich my daily life more and more. Winning this course would be a great boost for me, and I would be so very appreciative.
I do not know why I would deserve this more than anyone else. I would not say that I do, but I do know that I would be so very pleased and grateful and would certainly work diligently to apply the knowledge being shared, and to advance in my newly found love.