Tuesday, September 10, 2013

My Third Painting

I finished my third painting and I have to say that I am liking this artistic expression. My instructor keeps complimenting me. It is amazing to see how a blank canvas begins to take shape until it emerges into a statement. As I finished this painting I said to myself, "I would like to chat with this guy because he is life experienced, which has made him gentle and content."

I gasped when the instructor asked me to paint a portrait because there is such detail to include. It is difficult enough to draw a face, which is easier to do because you can always erase and re-erase, but in a painting, the effort is slower. I'm somewhat pleased at what I am seeing. When parish matters get stressful, I feel like painting.

To see a photo of the painting, please click the link below:


  1. Your painting is remarkable - no wonder you are enjoying painting so much. You have a gift.