Originally Posted by TerryCurley
These are wonderful paintings. Your shadings and highlights are wonderful...something I need a lot of work on. How long have you been painting? I too am self taught and started about 18 months ago and I can not do anything this good. Hats off to you. Your paintings would bring in a good price if you tried selling them they look like old masters work. I think selling is part of the fun of the hobby especially if you are just doing it for fun and don't expect to make much money from it.
Thank you Terry! Well, I've been painting for quite some time but never got deep enough because of number of reasons.... but (there is always but
) I've been drawing all this years and found that these two media's are so closely interwined and the real progress can be made only (in my humble opinion) once drawing is under control. I am not expert in any of them, by any mean, and on this forum there is a number of individuals who are real masters at what we are trying to do. That being said, due to a lack of academic education, my only options was a harder way - trial and error while being stubborn enough to get better
Not sure if that's enough? Thanks again.