20th May 2022 Ms Lillian Goh
Hmmm.. tada my first oil painting! 😊
About two months ago, I excitedly signed up when National Cancer Society Malaysia (Melaka branch) organize free oil painting classes under Mr Goh Ser Heng. There were FREE eight classes😊😊. I thought since I had done some paintings in my teenage years, oil painting should not be a breeze😊. Hahaha, boy was I wrong! ☹☹
It was not as easy as I thought and I was too ambitious. I wanted to paint a plant with thin leaves that flow like water😊. Now after two months, this is my final product😊. Which is quite different from the real plant. Well, I will call that artistic licence. Everyone thought it was a garlic plant.
Mr Goh is a good teacher, has lots of patience and excellent teaching skills. When I am in the class, I feel happy and liberated. Now that I have finished this painting, I have a sense of satisfaction. I achieved something which I didn’t have at the start of this class. I am grateful to my teacher for guiding me to that place.
I will continue with my oil painting but I need to find my muse☹. I love painting landscapes but now I know it’s too ambitious 😊😊😊. I understand now why artists and writers say they need to look for their muse for inspiration😊. Art is a great Teacher😊.