The reason I placed the picture of Winston Churchill's studio here was because:
(b) Churchill inspires me. He had no university education, but, as a young cavalry officer in India, he decided to teach himself. His father's death had left them a bit short of funds, but his American mother doted on him and sent him every book and material he needed. From this he became a journalist and writer of distinction - in fact his fortune came from his writing. He largely taught himself to paint ... and build brick walls! Besides being voted the Greatest Briton Ever!
But Winston is not the secret behind me picking up the basics of painting so quickly, but this man, Will Kemp, is:
|Will Kemp self portrait, Oil on canvas |
(Copyright Will Kemp)
I bumped into him on YouTube when I was following Churchill's example and looking for sources whereby I might teach myself to paint. Will seemed to speak my language, "... this is a canvas ... this is a brush ... this is acrylic paint ...etc."
I followed his free video to paint the "Cherry" and was so happy (and amazed) at how it turned out, that I invested a mere £40 (US$ 60) to learn the basics of painting in acrylics. Hence my third painting, "Rosie Lee." His lessons were clear and easy to follow. You can find him at http://willkempartschool.com/