People often say, I could never paint. I tell them that like most things, flying, writing, you name it, so much of it is a matter of study, concentration, preparation, and experience. But I think it's also true that sometimes some people are just naturals.
Recently my spouse, Karen, expressed interest in trying her hand at painting. After a brief discussion about mixing colors, value, hue, temperature, mediums, and brushes, we sat down to a still life that we set up with two peaches and a plum. The first photograph is my version, and the second is Karen's. I emphasize that this is the first time she has picked up a paint brush.
Frankly, I like hers better than mine.
Garry's Peaches with Plum, 9" x 7", oil on canvas panel
Karen's Peaches with Plum, 9" x 7", oil on canvas panel