What has been a new form of hobby for you? How did you come upon it? I have started painting art for the different rooms in my new house and can't wait to start the next project. The hours just seem to fly by.
Painting pictures. I use acrylic. I've always wanted to fill my house with my own art and I finally am at a point in my life where I can. Most of what I do is just to see how it comes out. If I like in return it's a bonus. I've painted a few abstract little pieces until I can build up the courage to do one I have in mind of a girl sitting in a chair looking out a window. I might be setting the bar high on that one. :-)
You should take a pic of your work and post them on this thread. It would be fun to see them. I always wanted to be able to paint with oils, but apparently you have to take a lesson or two to be good at it. Who knew!
Oils freak me out. I even bought a small set to start me off. Tried it a bit and just didn't stick with it. They involve so much extra cleanup too. Think I'll stick with acrylic. A while back I was on a glass painting kick. Really enjoyed that. Even did a hub on it. It was really fun. Now I'm back to trying to get down acrylics again. What do you like to paint Sed-me?
I tried in my early 20s. I wanted to paint like Renoir. I bought all the stuff... the paints, brushes, linseed oil, I was ready to create a masterpiece. I think b/c music came naturally to me, I thought other artistic things would too. I never needed to take a class to write a song, or learn to play guitar etc... why would I need one to paint? Well... cause I have no talent, that's why. I really love oil paintings, but it wasn't meant to be. I tend to be most impressed with talents that I do not posses, which are quite a lot, so I enjoy seeing other ppl's work. Post some if you get the chance, I'm sure every one would enjoy seeing them.
Here is one of my first attempts. It's ok for a beginner, I suppose.
Haha! I was gonna say what are you talking about that's awesome!! I'll post some things. They are not awesome but I'm proud of em and they came from my imagination. I keep trying to find my style and it just doesn't seem to work. I'm a copier of things. Maybe that's all I'll ever be. Don't know yet. I keep trying.
It would be interesting to see some of your original work used as images for your hubs, (even if not related to painting, just as a unique image source). It would add a dimension your fans would enjoy, and perhaps draw more attention to both your writing and art. You could fill your "HubPages House."
Good morning! And thanks guys. I really had fun with the table. During a yard sale I bought a bunch of the frames and painted them to go with the pieces I painted. I'm trying to break out of my rigid mold of staying within the lines and being so exact. I'm still a work in progress.