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My First Painting

Peter Delahaye - Abstract Painter

My first painting experience was in Rome, in an apartment with a terrace overlooking the energetic space of Campo dei Fiori. 

The 270-degree panorama begged to be painted and without realising I walked through the old town until I stood in front of an art shop. I purchased my first tools and painted for three days solid – quirky, naïve sketches with ink and wash.  I had not even learned perspective or how light casts a shadow on objects.  But I had a tremendous passion to paint, and those first sketches totally changed my life.