|"Cholla Fruit" 11" X 14" poured acrylic on paper|
Being "self-taught" doesn't mean I learned everything in
isolation. To become a paralegal I took hours of classes provided by my employer who had some really talented secretaries and could see the economic advantage of using them rather than hiring more lawyers. I took law classes at Marquette University as well as math and engineering classes at a community college. To become an artist, I've taken numerous art classes at community colleges and workshops with teaching artists.
|"Prickly Pear II" 11" X 14" poured acrylic on paper|
Recently I decided to translate my poured watercolor skills to acrylics. This was not without some humorous moments and the learning curve was pretty sharp. I'm fairly pleased with the results so far and am presently working on a full sheet piece, now that I have the basics worked out. An advantage to approaching things like this is I stay experimental and creative. The disadvantage, if there is one, is that sometimes I reinvent the wheel. My reinvented wheel will be way cooler, for sure.