You Can Paint Too

Learning to paint is a richly rewarding and versatile skill which once mastered, can be a source of endless pleasure and satisfaction. Everyone is a born artist. The art of painting is not reserved only for those who have been taught. It is for those who are determined to paint.

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What Do Trials Mean To You?

My approach to trials has always been that they are there to strengthen me. In the lives ofthe countless number of Saints who walked this earth like Mother Theresa of Calcutta, St. Padre Pio, St. Elizabeth Ann-Seton just to mention a few; suffering and trials were always a source of endless strength to them and they embraced it with so much love and resignation.

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Acrylic ACEO Painting

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   ACEO ACRYLIC PAINTING OF A BUCKET AND TOMATOES © NKOLIKA ANYABOLU

ACEO ACRYLIC PAINTING OF A BUCKET AND TOMATOES © NKOLIKA ANYABOLU

I see more and more that my work goes infinitely better when I am properly fed, and the paints are there, and the studio and all that. But have I set my heart on my work being a success? A thousand times no. I wish I could manage to make you really understand that when you give money to artists, you are yourself doing an artist's work, and that I only want my pictures to be of such a quality that you will not be too dissatisfied with your work.

Vincent Van Gogh

At Work On My Canvas

Painting for me (and for many other creative people) is a way of reaching out from beyond myself. I feel so much peace when I paint. And there is always an overwhelming feeling of accomplishment that comes with every finished work of art.

Spending time with my brush and canvas is not something that happens all the time. But when the opportunity presents itself, I am always determined to make the best out of it. I have never had a regular Art studio...O well except for the room I in when the picture was taken. It was the living room of the house I was staying in while carrying out the compulsory one year service to my nation, Nigeria.

The minute I walked into the house I knew exactly what I was going to do do with the room. That goes to prove that artistsare always planning and trying to figure out where and how their canvas and brushes would fit in anywhere they go.

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Aside from that period, I never had a regular Art Studio. Even as I write this, I use a corner of my living room to paint. I am kind of used to using corners. Some artists paint on their kitchen table others simply make out a space anywhere they find themselves. I've heard some people say that not having a regular studio makes an artist look unserious. O well, I simply do not agree (not because I am one of them!!!!........but because it's the determination that matters). What do you think?

How time flies and how I thoroughly enjoyed having a space I could call an Art Studio. Looking forward to the time I would have a permanent Art Studio.

I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God's help I shall succeed.

Vincent Van-Gogh