Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Journal Page 6

Journal Page 6
Acrylics and colored pencil.

I was thinking a lot about where I have come as an artist. I paid quite a bit of money (am still paying quite a bit of money) to go to art school. I left after a year quite disillusioned with the entire thing. All of my classes were drawing classes so I've been teaching myself to paint since then. It has taken me literally years to get to the point where I am now with watercolors and acrylics, I'm not even going to think about oils.
Sometimes I think I should have tried to stay in college, but I know that I would have been unhappy. I really want to go back to school again, but for different reasons now.


Anonova said...

You shouldn't worry about trying the oils! I used to be intimidated by them too but they are far, far easier than you might think. I was very surprised by them. :)

Pat said...

Your work is awesome!

Katlandia said...

Anonova - everything I've seen done with oils is amazing. I'm just afraid I have no patience for the drying time... acrylics and watercolors can be very instant-gratification!

Pat - thank you!