I have been a member of SAA for a few years, but virtually a non-painter, due to being a 24/7carer for my wife who had Alzheimer's disease for the last 10 years. She passed away earlier this year during January. So, now I have gone from a caring full time role, to starting to try to and get back into some form of painting.
My love of painting started when I was a child - I just loved art class times.
However, this pleasure was left behind, and over the years forgotten - now at 76 I want to enjoy painting again.
I have tried water colour, and enjoyed it, but have one drawback, in my opinion, being also interested in photography, I use a photographic approach to Any subject - I'm sure members will recognise the symptoms - every detail on photo has to go into the painting. I know it's wrong but cannot help myself at times.
Only this week, I have found an artist that I would like to paint in his style - Hashim Akib - He uses acrylics, and a large brush is his style, and I love it. Maybe it would make me get rid of detail?
Sorry, if I've rambled on.