Thanks to a YouTube suggested video I got the notion that I too could do abstract painting (Thanks Suraj Fine Arts!).
So, on September 21st 2019 I made my first painting “Sailboats” and off I went.
I watched videos, tried different techniques and found it to be quite relaxing. Plus as an added bonus at the end of my sessions I had something to show for my time spent, unlike most of my gaming exploits.
The feedback from family and friends on Facebook have been incredibly supportive. The few coworkers I have shared my paintings with also expressed the same sentiment and urged me to continue. Some people have already commissioned paintings from me, which I find bizarre. I honestly don’t think they are as good as what people are telling me but none the less, people are requesting paintings.
One thing that I quickly noticed is that despite me liking my paintings I simply do not have the space to keep them all or they simply don’t really match or go with anything in the house. I painted them for fun, not intended to keep or hang.
So what to do with them?
The answer – an Etsy store.
The hope is that the sales from the store will keep me in good supply of paint, canvases and brushes. So I’ve provided a link to my store below and hope you check it out. I’ve also created an Instagram account under the same name. I hope you check that account out as well and give it a follow so you can see all of my paintings I have done to date and not just those that I have posted for sale.