Artwork by Yasmeen
As a child I always loved drawing, unfortunately couldn’t continue due to personal reasons.
Early this year I realised that I wanted to start painting since it was something that I always loved. I invested in a few paints, brushes, canvas and easel. I went online watched demos on YouTube and tried applying techniques while painting but those videos are always trimmed.
Then I came across old masters academy, I have been fascinated at the idea of learning and mastering the techniques used by world famous artists. The Master’s paintings seem so effortless and unique however when I watched videos on old masters academy website, I realised that dead layer was used with various other techniques. Such valuable information is not readily available on YouTube, and I am sure Old Masters Academy has a much bigger treasure of knowledge that an artist can learn from.
I have tough times and sometimes I am not happy with the outcome of my painting, I would consider myself fortunate if I get selected, I would utilize every lesson and perfect the techniques to better myself as an artist.
I am 40 and can’t go back to school to learn if I win this competition I will be able to fulfil my dream without quitting my job. Art is how I wish to leave my legacy behind.
The Lone Wolf is my most recent painting, I have used oil colors on a 16″ X 20″ canvas. I know that I am a self learned novice in art but I am sure with professional training from experts from Old Masters Academy I can definitely get better.