My husband and I retired to Mexico in 2008, a new adventure in our lives. He had bought me an easel and starter oil painting kit when we were still in Canada. I had told him I would really love to start painting as I had always enjoyed art when I was in my school days. But, there never seemed to be any free time to start a hobby. Then finally a few of years ago, at 60, once we were settled and had learned our way around in our new town and state, I got out the easel and started opening paint tubes and did my first painting called Heliconia. Maybe I'll post it one day. I have found that each time I paint I learn more about the use and effect of certain colors, etc. , well, you guys know what I'm talking about, and now find that in some of my earlier paintings, I am redoing some parts that I am "seeing" need improvement. I joined a little painting group here with some "snowbirds" that have helped me with good guidance, encouragement and we have fun. My husband has been very supportive and smiles at me when I turn the dining room regularly into an art studio. So here's to happy painting everyone, young or old, we should do what we enjoy!!!!