Painting pictures is fun. While I am painting a picture, my concentration blocks out the pain in my leg and feet. If someone talks to me the concentration is broken and I suddenly realize I'm in pain. Painting pictures of places I would like to visit is also a motivation since I can't travel any more.
I'm retired an i am almost 77, I was a flight line aircraft mechanic for Boeing. I have no art training accept for 1 year of high school art. most of my pictures come from memories of my travels in Washington state, Canada and Alaska. I look for beauty where ever i can find it. Some images come from boating some from mountain climbing. I'm restricted from travel because of medical restrictions. Every picture comes out of my head for me, Painting is also an effective way of combating chronic pain. seeing my art hanging on someones wall is very gratifying and motivating. One last thing, I'm being dragged Kicking and screaming into the computer