inspiration, 2.2

When I was in high school and college, I took a lot of random art classes at the Art Insitute where I grew up. Drawing with vine charcoal, drawing boxes over and over, painting at apple orchards with gouche.

Since then, I’ve dabbled a bit here and there; recently, my mum told me she hoped I’d use my summer vacations from work to get back into taking classes now that I’m older and can appreciate it more. She says she thinks it will provide me with some much needed structure to create while learning something new, and I think she’s right.

So I’ve begun perusing what I might be interested in taking this summer and going for it. In order to inspire myself and get excited, I bought myself a beautiful 48-color box of Liquitex Basics Acrylics. I usually paint with gouache or raid my sister’s massive oil collection, but I decided it might be fun to dabble in mixing paints like gouache and acrylic.

Today, I think I’ll spend some time trying this out–one of my best friend’s has a birthday this month and he lacks art for his walls (I think). Perhaps I’ll make something for him.

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