What kind of artist will I become?
After I painted my first painting "Summer Trees" on February 22, 2007, I stood back, took a look, and couldn't believe it! They looked like trees! And just like that, I fancied myself a cross between Monet and Van Gogh! Painting #2 was "Autumn Trees." I used great globs of reds and oranges, and it took forever to dry. As it turns out, that was the first one of my paintings that anyone ever wanted for themselves. I was so excited, I gave it away. I think it found a good home.
As it turns out, neither the Monet thing nor the Van Gogh thing worked out for me. I'm still searching for my artist self, but I the search is still fun. And, sometimes, I still stand back, take a look, and can't believe it. Whatever I've just completed actually looks like what it's supposed to!