When I was thinking of retirement, years ago, I reaiized that I needed a hobby. I joined the Lake Shore Artist Club and took several workshops at the Ashtabula Art Center. Painting has been my hobby for about 25 years. Watercolor is my preferred medium. I do some acrylics and oil, but always return to watercolor. Since I am a hobbyist painter, most of my masterpieces end up in the closet.