My First Bird Sketch

This sketch was taken from a photograph that I managed to take whilst spending time in a hide at Lackford Lakes Suffolk UK. I was so pleased with It so I attempted to replicate it using pencil/charcoal. 

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About Philipo

Hello all

I am a 56 year old going on 21 who's first love is photography, however following having a live changing debilitating spinal disability I am no long able to do as much photography as I would like as I have to get about in a wheelchair.

As I have to spend much of my time at home I thought I would try and rekindle my love of sketching, painting etc. several of my friends brought me pastels/pastel pencils/watercolours/ acrylics plus several other art related items, so I am now ready to start my tentative steps into using them. I have tried watercolours but I do struggle with this medium, I am now thinking of trying to use acrylics...

I do feel I have a long journey ahead as when it came to photography I did have work exhibited internationally, nationally and locally. when I say locally I mean in my own area of Suffolk UK. I live in Ipswich Suffolk but I am originally from Hingham Norfolk...

I would very much like to hear from any other artists who may be able to encourage me on my artistic journey, as you can understand I am in quite a lot of pain most days and my ambition is to have a large canvas with several tins of different coloured paint and I would throw paint straight from the cans using the various colours to reflect my mood, My cynical physiologist said she would like to see the outcome of such an exercise, however I do not have a large enough place or funds to carry our such an exercise... 

Please get in touch especially anyone from Hingham in the USA.