Practice. That's exactly what I've been doing and I'm posting my feeble attempts for the world to see. And mainly so I can have a record of my progress. I have so much to learn! So while I keep practicing with acrylics, you can be sure I'm still going to be at work with my colored pencils.
This is one of the paintings I did today. I've had these shells for weeks, meaning to photograph them, so today they posed for me. This was forty minutes of intense work, then I had to leave it. I think forty minutes must be my attention span. Gee, I didn't realize it was that long! All of the acrylic paintings are 8x10 because I got a good deal on some panels and I bought two dozen.
This was yesterday's attempt. It's my good old crock, who has posed for me many times, but for colored pencil pieces only. I stopped after thirty minutes.
Aaaaarrrgh!! OK. I tried. I mean, nobody's perfect, right? This was from a photo.
I've seen other artists show their workspaces or studios, so here is mine. It's very small, but I love it. It's unbelievably messy, but it's perfect for me. The only thing I don't have is a sink, and that's a real problem for me because carrying water and pushing a wheelchair don't work so well together. Otherwise, perfect! ( Look! Do you see the laundry basket of frames under the table?)