when i turned 40, i decided to take art classes. a friend & i found a teacher & started going to class. i was sure i couldn't draw (i can't). i had to pass on the negative space exercise and begged to use color and skip the learning to draw part. fortunately, we had found the right teacher. kathy was willing to teach you to make art whatever way worked best for you. she taught every medium, encouraged experimentation (she did a lot of it herself) and she never expected little clone artists. she encouraged us to develop our own style but to understand the rules before we broke them.
i thought i wanted to paint watercolor, but it's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too hard, so i started painting with alkyds and oil bar. landscapes......(they're easy to do when you can't draw- much better than, say, people!)