When I was 30 years old, my new year's resolution was to put down the charcoal pencils and start using color in my art. I enrolled in a private class and finished my first painting in about a week - a cluster of white poppies. Today, 17 years later, I still love poppies. I'm still learning how to paint poppies. Someday I hope to be a master painter. For now I am sure enjoying being a practitioner.