I’ve been having fun playing around with my paints, but there are a couple of things that I know would help me to do more:
- Improving my drawing skills
- Colour theory
Those things are not the whole of what there is to learn, of course, but I feel like they would go a long way to building a good foundation.
I’ve been doing some reading, but I know that the best way to learn is by doing; putting the work in and practicing skills. Which is sometimes hard to do…You know you should do it, but it’s more fun to just jump into the painting….Until you can’t manage to get the colour you want…
So…I happened to see this Sunday afternoon “leisure learning” course offered by UNB Saint John for beginner to intermediate painters…That sounds like me! In my usual manner, I proceeded to deliberate on this; how did I feel about giving up my Sunday afternoons for 6 weeks? What about the cost? Etc. I asked Cory and he said: If you want to do it, then go for it.
So I did the online registration…Only to find out that the class was full. So much for that.
Until I got an e-mail on Thursday saying a second class had been added to accommodate the wait list, and the next thing I knew I was all signed up…Didn’t even have time to really worry about it (in my usual manner…).
So off I went today. We talked about colour, and paint, and colour some more. We mixed colours to make a colour wheel. And then we painted clementines.
So no exciting finished product today, but I was interested, I learned, and I had a lot of fun. I am looking forward to seeing what I can learn in the coming weeks and excited to [hopefully] improve my painting skills!