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Joy of painting

Learning How to Paint Again

I've decided to get back to painting. 

Painting for me has always been about healing through discovery and action, putting oils and acrylic on a brush and letting myself explore what's deep inside, trying to figure out how to convey it through color and design. 

I first started painting in college. I would go into the studio by myself and using clean, vibrant colors would apply them to the canvas not knowing what would happen.  I was comfortable with abstract designs back then and didn't want to force a likeness of a landscape or a familiar face even though I've always been good at drawing these things.