My hands are no longer young but they are skilled.
How many times have we heard the line "Wish I had your talent"? The comment is usually made as a affirmation of something nice we have created or a gesture of recognition. I usually just say thank you and go on with my work. But sometimes I wonder if they had any idea the amount of time, devotion, sacrifice... and work that has gone into learning my craft would they still consider it wonderful?
Watercolors and I go back many years. I was 9 years old.
Talent-Gift or Skill? If I have a talent or gift it is my desire. My desire to create, learn, to push past those points of frustration when I thought I couldn't do it. It's all learning, every step of the way (especially the flops). Each day I push forward, struggle, and challenge myself to learn and grow. The work doesn't need to be brilliant...I just need to start. So maybe you weren't born with a gift or talent (neither was I) but you can learn this skill...trust me! Happy Painting! Brenda