Many visitors come into the classroom, oohing and awing my work and that of my students and often say "I have no talent to do that" or "I've always wanted to paint but I'm just not talented enough".
The truth is talent can be learned. Very few of us are born with natural talent. Most of us have to work hard to gain our skills. The best way to find out if you have a talent for painting is to first learn how to paint and practice a lot. It takes time and the willingness to develop a talent. Artists of every medium whether it be music, acting, dancing, sculpting, cooking or painting, first have to learn how to play an instrument, sing, act, dance, sculpt, cook or paint.
When we were children we were taught the ABC's in order to read and numbers, in order to count. Our teachers and parents encouraged us to practice and memorize our letters and numbers so that we could become skilled at reading, writing and arithmetic. These are learned skills. Learning how to paint is no different. first you must know the ABC's of how to create a painting. Color mixing, application, composition, values, style and technique are just a few of those ABC's.
So if you have "Always wanted to paint" Whats stopping you? Come by my studio, lets talk. You might surprise yourself.