If you were going to paint, would you paint people, landscapes, wildlife?

an artist pallete with colored paints - an artist palet with colored paints
United States
October 14, 2008 3:41pm CST
If you were going to be an artisst and paint, what would be your specialty? How would you launch your artistic carrer.? Have you ever painted before and would you like to paint again. What types of people would you like to paint?
3 responses
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
14 Oct 08
I would love to be able to paint my friend, I am hopeless at art, I really cannot draw anything, apart from matchstick men and animals. I would love the talent of being able to paint animals, I would love to be able to paint people's pets and sell the painting to them and bring joy to pet owners all around the world, I would launch my career on the internet and word of mouth is a powerful tool as well, once I got started and people were impressed with my art then they would tell others and it wouldn't be long before I would be inundated with offers to paint people's pets. Providing they kept still of course that would be one fly in the ointment!
• United States
14 Oct 08
That would be fascinating to be able to sell your art on the internet. What a wondeful idea. I do paint but I have never tried painting animals. I would like to paint peole and someday I will. I have to get better to do that. I have done oil paintings and scenes from Italy, and a try at the lords supper, amongst many others. I usualy give them as gifts if someone sees one and shows an interest.
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
14 Oct 08
What a wonderful gift to receive!! I am jealous of your talent of being able to paint! I think if you set your mind to it you can achieve anything and if you are passionate about what you do you will succeed.
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• United States
14 Oct 08
I would like to paint birds. All types of birds. Its calming and relaxing. I could paint with the music on for many hours. I have a list of things to try and who knows , I may paint you for my first person.You could be surprised if my practice gets those skills more developed.
• United States
16 Oct 08
I was a wicked painter years ago ... I painted watercolor landscapes.
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• United States
17 Oct 08
I wish we could see your paintings. I love landscapes and am especialy fond of the ocean and ship paintings with light houses. I like to paint them and then go find a the just right frame. Isnt it fun? Its just a great hobby!
• Ireland
16 Oct 08
I would love to be able to paint but unforunately my artistic capabalities don't go beyond painting the interior of my house. If I could paint, I would like to be able to paint landscapes. I love to see the sunlit mountains sloping down to the see and I also love snowy scenes. I paid an artist to paint some of these scenes for me but I would have loved to be able to do them myself.
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• United States
16 Oct 08
I think it started out as something fun that I just wanted to. It became relaxing and enjoyable and a way to give something nice to other people. Its something you can always advance in and learn more about. Its challenging and you will never get bored!