To have reached the age of forty without ever handling a brush or fiddling with a pencil, to have regarded with mature eye the painting of pictures of any kind as a mystery, to have stood agape before the chalk of the pavement artist, and then suddenly to find oneself plunged in the middle of a new and intense form of interest and action with paints and palettes and canvases, and not to be discouraged by results, is an astonishing and enriching experience.Winston Churchill, from Painting as a Pastime, via Draw Paint Academy
I’m excited to say, I bought some decent (Schmincke Akademie acrylic) paints today—along with some gesso, new brushes, and other bits and pieces to move my painting forward. Can’t wait to try out the new colours!
Fine art is not scalable.Gábor Svagrik, on The Artful Painter
From what I’ve read recently, drawing is foundational to good painting, so I’ve been focusing on that to begin with. Here are some of my better sketches from the last few weeks.