Artwork by Michael Barilla
I’m a self taught artist, who continues to learn and challenge myself. I’m a full time fire fighter. I’ve always loved art and have always been able to draw, paint and do pottery. I’m always looking to learn and be inspired by others to improve my own work.
My biggest challenges are getting values correct, and skin tones. I do my best to work through these challenges. Sometimes I succeed, and sometimes I fail, but I never give up. I just start the painting again and work through it.
I want to learn everything. I know that is some what of a canned answer, but it’s true. I have so much to learn in every aspect of art, that I just can’t name one thing.
From what I’ve seen, I think Old Masters Academy is amazing. I would love to have the opportunity to be able to par-take in a small lesson from one of their accomplished artist. …