The last time I took an art class was in high school. So when the chance arose for me to take a painting class, I jumped on the opportunity.
We’re almost at the end of our 6-week acrylics class, and in that time, we’ve covered the basics of design, caring for supplies, how to fix mistakes, and how to finish a painting.
I must admit, after years of digital design, it’s quite different for me to create a piece of art on paper. The first time I started a painting, I began by sketching everything out with a pencil before I realized that acrylics are a very forgiving medium. Make a mistake, and you can just paint right over it.
Within five weeks, I’ve created four paintings. I’ve learned a ton, had a blast, and discovered a new hobby I love. Hopefully, these paintings will be the first of many to come.