“I would like to paint the way a bird sings.” —Claude Monet

Painting is so much fun when the inner child is encouraged to play. Every swipe of charcoal, each brush stroke, pushes one’s internal critic further into the background until finally it fades, powerless and impotent, into some dark corner of the mind.

Van Gogh said it best:

“If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”

Keep a few art supplies close at hand so you don’t have to go digging for tools when you have a few moments to create.

Most of the work I post on this site is mixed media: acrylic paint, charcoal, collage, oil pastels — and a few drawings done in ink and coloured pencil. Thanks for looking.

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