Learning how to paint
I'm learning how to paint with acrylics. I took some classes a few years ago from an amazing teacher who had been painting for decades and really lived painting. He taught us how to mix colors and some techniques to pick subjects and narrow our focus. I loved going to class and messing around with color and shape. It's harder to find time on my own, now that I don't have the two-hour blocks in my calendar. I find that the sporadic nature of my painting means I often go two steps forward and one step back... sometimes even two steps back. But I still love the jolt I get when I put the first drop of paint on the canvas. Suddenly the white page is becoming a painting.
What do you find exhilarating?