I only began painting at the age of 62 as I needed something to do during our long winters. I was an experienced photographer and was looking forward to painting some of my photographs. I took some lessons online through Tim Gagnon Studio and soon learned the basics. Over the past four years I have done another twenty lessons and have completed about 130 paintings. I enjoy painting just about anything by my preferences are landscapes, old buildings, animals and birds. I like the technical challenge of reproducing images with quite a bit of detail such as facades and old buildings and I like using bright colors most of the time. My only regret is that I wish I would have started painting in my twenties and not waited so long.