Thanks to Lisa-Jo Baker at Five Minute Friday for the prompts.
I learned to paint in the late 90's. A sweet lady named Margaret owned a paint shop on our city square where she gave inexpensive painting classes. She taught me to paint with watercolors, acrylics, and oils. I like all three, but my favorite medium to work with is acrylics. The colors are bold and beautiful like oil paints. However, unlike oil paints, it doesn't take days and days for them to dry.
Mrs. Margaret awakened in me a talent I didn't even know I had. Like music, it took a kind and patient teacher to bring it out.
Painting transports me to another world. Whether its the woods, a snowy mountain, or at a lighthouse in Hawaii, painting had taken me further than I've ever physically travelled. I long for a day when I can visit beautiful places and create paintings that remind me of the good times I had.
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