After retiring several years ago, I decided to start painting as a hobby and see how the new endeavor would work out. I experimented with oils, acrylics, gauche and watercolor, and found watercolor to be the medium best for me to work with. I then began to read some books on the subject by professionals and watching artists on the internet who were willing to share their knowledge with others and soon began to develop my own techniques. Painting, doing my own matting and framing has become a very enjoyable activity for me and I share the artwork with family and friends as gifts.
Participating in the Warwick, NY Applefest as a craft vendor, having exhibits at the local library, and community club house were very educational and have helped in my decision to go forward in attempts to share my work.
Besides my own enjoyment in this endeavor I hope I can provide some for others.
George J. Held