Began to oil paint like 60 years ago when I was given a paint by number kit for Christmas. I was born in New Jersey.
Got tired of it quickly and turned the cardboard over and painted my first picture. I had so much fun, I still remember the picture I painted.
Grew up, married and move to Louisiana and finally to Fort Walton Beach, Florida. It is there I finally took some group oil painting lessons from Hope Marie McCall. She told me that I was good with color. Tearfully, I had to move away from Florida. I move to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and took some group lessons there. Some of my first paintings are hung in my daughter's home.
Then I bought a computer. So I gave up painting completely because I was computer addicted and self taught. So I decided to build a web site. Back then I hand coded it the old fashion way. I am still computer addicted.
About two years ago I found Richard on line and joined The Complete Artist and ordered 4 Masterclass disks and painted a painting.
I have two grand-children and two great grand-childern. I am living in the Florida Destin area and so happy to be back.
Only recently have I become active and started painting.......dor :)) 1/23/12
I found Richard online also! We are so fortunate to be living in this time of the Internet and to be members of this wonderful group! Thank you for contacting me. I will be watching you and your painting journey.......Smiles to you :-)
Mary kopf said:
It was fun reading your history. I'm glad for this chance to meet some other artists online. I found Richard online also, and ordered his sunset DVD's. It's been fun learning acrylics after being a watercolorist. Looking forward to seeing you here again.