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Daily Prompt: I Got Skills

If you could choose to be a master (or mistress) of any skill in the world, which skill would you pick?

I would chose to be a master at Oil Painting.  Until now I’ve been limiting myself to watercolor, but there’s something about oil painting that lures me.  My hero is  Rembrandt and I love the way he used light and shadows – lost and found.  I also love his wisdom in being able to decide when fine detail is not required in telling the story.  Sometimes, its just a suggestion of detail or it might be that the story is best told with a blurry slash.  I never tire of looking at his paintings.  They make me feel connected to the people he painted because he keeps them alive in a way.  He rendered their spirit, their character.  They look out at us as much as we look in at them.  I would like to be able to do that, capture that.  It’s a path I dare to take.

Rembrandt: Self Portrait (Altman)

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