Artwork by Mark Cotrupe
I fell in love with art, and especially painting when I took a humanities class in High School. I tried painting but wasn’t able to afford lessons, and got frustrated. I spent the next 50 years doing Photography instead. I kept trying to make my photos look like paintings.
Finally, when I retired just over a year ago, even though I still had to work another year, I decided to pursue painting seriously. I am in love with painting. Now that I have left the world of working for wages, I am in serious pursuit of producing great art.
These days, there are so many instructional videos available, and I consumed many of them. It made me feel like I can paint ok, and my work is ok, but I’m feeling like I am missing a solid technical background. That is why I would love to win the Old Master’s course.
Not having technical training is like learning a song on a guitar without learning about music. You will always be limited and fall short in some area. I need the information and discipline. …