My family is full of painters, so I guess it feels a bit natural to be doing it - I can easily spend hours painting and not notice it. Right now, it is one of the few things that I can do without having my mind race to other thoughts.
To me, painting is really different from photography because the latter is an image of something that previously existed in some form before. Sure, the photograph can be edited and altered, but its origins were of something known. However, painting (and drawing) can be an image of something that currently exists or of something that came from inside the imagination. With that being said, it can make one or the other more difficult because of that.
Well, this one was my first painting. In my English class last year in high school, I had a book about Andy Warhol on my desk and, of course, I started to redraw the cover. Instantly, I felt compelled to paint the image that I had just drawn. So, about a year later I finally painted it.
Dimensions: 10 x 8
Medium: acrylic paint
This is only my first, so I hope to improve..