It really is a good era to start something new, with the internet being so prevalent. It may depend on the things that we try, but they accept almost all regardless of age, race, gender or social background.

They always look more than ever glad to welcome us. Even if you’ve never tried oil painting in your entire life, there’s enough information out there to begin from scratch. Even the websites where artists post their work-in-progress videos are abundant.

First, I began by reproduction of Jean-François Millet’s “The Gleaners” (Millet is the representative painter of Barbizon school that strongly influenced van Gogh’s work).

The work below is the beginning of my painting, but I began on a different project before its completion.

Even though I believed that the basis of painting a picture is to accurately depict whatever you saw onto the canvas, no matter what it can never be the same. Although I knew it was obvious, I still wished to create my own painting.




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