The Joy of Painting Pictures

The Joy of Painting Pictures

When first starting to paint on a canvas it was a total new experience for me. My first baby was just a few weeks old and while walking with him past a shop it was fun to go in and explore the paints and things on display. Something inside was pushing me to buy some and have a go. Selecting a few student oils on the advice of the shop keeper it meant taking some canvas boards and brushes along with me.

A nice picture of the Darling River in New South Wales was the inspiration for my first painting. Believe it or not that work still hangs on the wall in my home some 48 years later. Despite it being in student oils it is as good as the day it was painted.

Since then many paintings have followed and graduating to artist oils was not such a big deal. The results are magic and over time they seem to grow in colour and perfection. Tempted to put a few in exhibitions was another experience as it taught me that good paintings are valuable to others as well as myself.

The gift artists have to draw and paint beautiful scenes is extra special and many have natural talents born within them. This happened to me. As a young child there were always paintings pouring out of me over paper using chalk as the medium. That was all there was available in those days as it was during the Second World War years mainly.

With memory of my reincarnation it is highly likely that in my previous life art was one of my pastimes. Carrying such things over from one life to the next is something my experience taught me. This was emphasised because of the other language that also came with me and through which my communication with the Spirit of the Universe continued.

It was obviously that link that led me into the craft shop that day and which has guided my hand ever since. Painting is one of those wonderful hobbies that allows the inner voice to be heard. It sill guides me in everything I do and probably no more so than while painting and writing.

For anyone who believes they would get pleasure from expressing their talents on canvas there is nothing stopping them from giving it a shot. They don’t need much to start and there is no telling where it might lead them. They don’t need to even draw these days as one can project an image onto the canvas and paint it. There are also many different techniques and paint mediums now that range from water colours to pastels and so on.

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