I love a good piece of art. I have purchased several paintings over the years from different parts of the world. I have bought original works of art in South Africa, in Syria and even in Zambia! I love different styles of art and even though I don’t have enough wall space yet, I buy pieces of art in the hope that one day soon I will be able to display them properly. I don’t have the money to buy an original Picasso, so I just go for whatever tickles my fancy.
Now, since I haven’t bought any works of art for a couple of years now, I thought I would try my own hand at it! I had something in mind and just felt like letting it out! I hadn’t painted anything since school so I had no idea where to buy the paints and canvas, nor which paints and brushes I should get. Luckily, I have a friend who is an artist and she kindly took me shopping for the basics. It’s not a cheap hobby, I’ll tell you that much.
Anyway, so I got my acrylics and canvases and started right away on a small canvas. The nice thing about acrylic paint is that it dries very quickly so you can finish a piece in a few hours. Even though I probably spent longer on it than I needed to, I really enjoyed experimenting with the paints. I wanted to finish it in time for a friend’s birthday, so I spent most of the day on it. I am happy with the result, however, since beauty is in the eye of the beholder, art is a matter of taste. Some people may like a certain piece while others may think it’s awful.
If you’ve ever had the urge to paint or sculpt something, I recommend trying it. Even if it doesn’t turn out the way you had imagined it, it is fun and quite cathartic. I plan on getting my hands even dirtier next week when I go to my village for Easter! Time is really a huge factor when it comes to expressing your creativity (in any form), so I am going to try to make the most of mine now!