As a child it always fascinated me how you could take coloured
and a colouring book to make things colourful and beautiful. I
in Grade 7 - 8 my teacher asking me to sketch (to enlarge) a
person or event that was in our history books (yeah, nowadays it
be copyright infringement) nor did we have enlargers in 'those'
When my children were very young, I used to have the urge to paint.
I would paint up a storm into the 'wee' hours of the night.
I was commission
by the Board of Education in Northwestern Ontario to
paint a series of 11 nursery rhyme murals (4' x 4' ) on the basement
of the school. These paintings have been published as part of the
memoirs "Don't Wake The Teacher!" by Hidden Brook Press.
Winters were so bitterly
the students were kept inside and played in the basement. It needed
coat of paint and I suggested the addition of murals
on the walls. (see pics here)
I've enrolled in painting workshops and found that
beautiful but I could not get the 'feel' for it. I tried
acrylics and was more
successful (pic here)
I enrolled in an oil painting workshop and found
that this was
that I enjoyed the most. It still amazes me how you can
paints & brush, |apply it to a canvas and something beautiful is
(see pic here)