Number #13 on my France Dream List is to paint or draw a picture, so I bought myself some colored pencils and a pad of paper and I sat down to draw something. I may not be a great artist, but I am freeing my inner child!
I didn’t come up with this Girl in Paris on my own, I found a picture I liked on-line and used it as a reference, doing my best to make my drawing look similar to the original. It was “close” but the original is much better:
This original is a Watercolor Painting by Fifi Flowers – if you’d like to check out her other work, click here.
I tried another one, this one is completely off the top of my head … no reference piece. Can you tell??
Next I bought myself some oil paints and after watching three or four hours of YouTube videos on Oiling Painting for Beginners, I set up my work station and gave it a go!
And now for the final picture and my first oil painting ever. Drum roll please… I call it “Rolling Hills of Wheat”.
I know it’s not great, but hey, I did it! I’ll sign it once I get a small enough brush to write with and it will be officially finished.