It's a ton of work; taking workshops, reading books and studying to improve my skills.
It is costs a lot of money; paints, canvas, books, mediums and brushes, not to mention the costs of framing your paintings.
It takes a lot of courage, especially if you are a serious artist having exhibitions and shows.
It is often frustrating as hell when ideas don't turn out the way you imagined them in your head.
- because it reminds me of when I was a kid and I got to muck around in the paint
- because I love the feel of the paint flowing across the canvas
- because I love to capture a memory of a place where I have been - like keeping a visual diary
Bottom line for me is that painting makes me happy, keeps my mind busy and yes... it is a heck of a lot of FUN.
Why do you paint?
"Not Forgotten", 10 x 12" acrylic
Till Next Time ...
From the Prairies, to the West Coast and Beyond...Susan