I began drawing while in high school, then later became more interested in painting after getting out of the service and have attended art classes at local senior centers on a part-time basis over the past 25 to 30 years.
Now that I am fully retired I get to spend more time painting. I’m thankful for the excellent instruction offered at the teaching centers, and for what I have leaned regarding materials and proper equipment. I’ve also learned alot from the other aspiring artists who were attending these classes.
I have a strong interest in photography, which I find to be a great tool in capturing subject matter ideas for paintings. Many of my pieces are done from photographs I have taken locally or while traveling. My primary interest is in landscape scenes. I also have been learning more about still life compositions, floras, animal portraits and seascapes. In addition, I have the means to do my own matting and framing, having learned this over the past several years.
Berkshire Farm and Barn
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