I took up painting 13 years ago when I retired. Tried watercolours first but it was too much like hard work. I prefer the more colourful acrylics and you can cover up your mistakes more easily.
Wildlife is my favourite genre you can let your imagination go full out colour wise.
I like to sketch also and have numerous filled books.
I go to Paul Alcock once a week for lessons, but never seem to be able to do what he tries to teach me.
Still I must be doing something right as after 10 years he hasn't thrown me out yet.
I try to paint at least 4 days a week otherwise I seem to lose my mojo and it takes a while to get going again.