I have been learning to paint off and on for over 40 years but only in the last 20 have I taken more courses and worked at drawing techniques, different mediums and different painting styles. At present I am using watercolours and ink, though I have dabbled in acrylics in the past. I have experimented with encaustic wax and three dimensional projects, but find myself going back to watercolour every time. I've had more success doing landscapes and flowers; I've never done any people shapes that I was happy with. I love the oriental brushstroke styles, and I am forever collecting pictures of landscapes that I am going to paint someday when I have time.