Ok –a second career sounds good but is quite daunting .Now as my youth is in the Past tense, I try to make the most of the Present ,because the Future looks shorter than it did some decades ago.
I ponder over my past drawings -- am I really good in art? So far I have been indulging my own whims and painting anyway I want to –But maybe I need direction from experts …….
I scout around for instructors but do not feel drawn to anyone . The art that is out there is not what I want to do –I do not feel challenged .
After a year of looking around I step in to this studio I happen to spot on the other side of the road, and walk into a hallway of paintings which look they are from the Louvre -----this is it , this is what I want to do ---.
I am awed by the exquisitness of the work. I do not think I could ever make paintings like that –ever achieve that perfection
An instructor watches me and asks if I want to join the Academy of Realist Art –my answer is yes and then I tell him I have no formal training in art . He hesistates and takes me around the studio showing me the different levels of training . He observes that I am getting exited but am very nervous so he suggests –why don’t I try it out for a couple of months and then decide.
I take up the offer and by the following week ,I am a student again ….