“Follow That Car!” sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
I had an email yesterday, asking me how I developed my skills so I thought that I might talk a little about that in today’s post, trying not to become too verbose. Perhaps I’ll spread some ideas over several posts.
There are as many ways to become “The Artist” that you want to be, as there are artists! So don’t despair if you didn’t go to art school, didn’t start at the age of three, or missed the nationally known artist who taught a workshop in your area.
Although I was introduced to art at a very early age and thoroughly enjoyed my crayons, I did not get a fine arts degree. My interest was always there however, so in my twenties, I signed up for a drawing course through the continuing education section of the local community college. I was on my way!
Take a class from an artist whose work you admire. The key here however is practice between classes! If you go from week to week without picking up a pencil or a brush and expect to see great improvement it likely won’t happen.