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cooki

Riverside, United States

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I started enjoying taking photos when I was in my teens but I never got serious about it until eight years ago and I had passed 70. Like many people after raising kids and retiring there are moments when you just follow inclinations with very little thought or concern. My first interest after retirement was the computer. I was fascinated by all of the information available. That led to computer classes including Photoshop and the digital camera. I joined local photo clubs and went on weekly outings for 5 years. There was a constant comment by my photographer friends that my photos looked like watercolor. Two years ago I decided to learn how to paint watercolor. I have been in classes every since. I have expanded in that time from Watercolor to Pastels and Acrylics. None of the three mediums have been a struggle for me. The brush in my hand feels very natural. Because of photography I came into painting with a understanding of color theory, values and composition. Now it’s techniques that are my challenge. I thoroughly enjoy learning new things and I am enjoying every minute of the challege of becoming a good painter/photographer. Everytime I complete something that I consider satisfactory the feeling I get is hard to describe. And when others find my work to be good I’m elated but still a little surprised. Because of the short time I have been painting and when I look at a completed piece I know there is something that has been laying dormant in my soul for a long, long time. I thank God I found it. The pleasure is mine.

  • Joined: January 2009

Journal

Double Feature...........Thanks

Thanks to the “All Parks” group for two features this week …….Jacaranda and Clear Lake. It’s an honor to have your work noticed and …………noted. / ! / !
Posted about 5 years – 8 comments

My First sale!!! HOOYAH!!

I sold my first card on RB….This is truly exciitng.!! Don’t think I’ll run out and buy anything expensive…….lol!! But it is truly a compliment and encouraging. Who knows this might be the start of something big……my ego…lol. Seriously, my confidence. / Thanks to Suzanne…….. and all you others that have favorited me and are watching me. I…
Posted about 5 years – 12 comments

My First Features ...................Thanks

Thanks to the Hostesses of Contemporary Pastels, Valerie and Alice, for selecting my painting “Hot” as a featured item. This is so exciting!! Pastel is my favorite medium so it’s encouraging that this was the first one featured. / Also thanks to the group of Victorian Viewfinder for featuring me as a member. That’s makes me feel very welcomed into the group. / And thanks …
Posted over 5 years – 7 comments