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Keys Time

by Sue Cypher
(Wilmington, NC)

“Keys Time”

“Keys Time”

I now have an empty nest for the first time in 31 years! My Dad was an artist and my Mom is crafty and creative but I never really explored art myself as I was building a career and raising 4 kids!

Last October 2023 I decided to pick up a brush and try out the acrylic art set I had bought for myself the previous Christmas. That art set sat in my closet and I was literally afraid of it for 9 months. Then one day the spirit moved and I unboxed it and started a project.

I’m very “goal oriented” so I found a tutorial I liked and gave it a shot. Who knew? I could actually make mine look like theirs! Now I’ve graduated to using reference photos and painting on my own!

This is a photograph taken by Brady Hommel down in Key West. The Keys are special to me as I vacationed there with my parents and then spent my honeymoon playing in the sea and exploring the islands.

I think my Dad is smiling down from heaven!

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Jul 17, 2024
Well done!! NEW
by: Millie King

WEll done! You have chosen a nice palette and created a good composition
I applaud your courage to try something new at this stage in life. I did the same thing, when after I retired I became restless and talked myself into going to college for the 1st time at age 69. I began my new journey in 2016 by driving myself halfway across the country in a big Ryder truck and I finished with a MA in Art in 2020, then moved to Hawaii.
Wish we lived closer, we could paint together.

Millie King,
Hawaii

Jul 05, 2024
Well done you! NEW
by: Sally Burke

What a terrific painting. So pleased you finally got the paint and brushes out.

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