I started painting when I was 53. I taught myself when materials were more expensive and scarcer and internet access to shopping and reference photos were almost non existent.
Many people who come to my classes or who see my work comment on how they used to draw or paint when young but haven't kept up with it, much to their regret. The time to start painting is always NOW. Have no regrets.
Sue - watercolour on 300gsm about A4
Sue's duck - watercolour on Arches 300gsm rough about 15cm x 8 cm
Flinders Ranges red gum - oil on canvas sheet about A4