I love teaching people how to enjoy oil painting! This weekend, once again, I realised just how incredibly creative people can be if they just allow themselves to believe in their own abilities!
Every course starts with those feelings of uncertainty... people who have been told or who believe that they cannot paint.
But once they get stuck into those paints, the white canvas loses its mystery and the world opens up.
I don't know what I enjoy most: watching their faces as they become more and more relaxed as the hours pass, the stress and burdens of everyday life recedes and they enter another world;
or the smiling faces when the day is done and they all have their paintings, tired but happy and excited.
Knowing that they have achieved what most of them thought were beyond their talents.
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