Patience, Practice and Persistence will enable anyone to get to a competent level of painting and drawing. No special talent is needed. Becoming an expert will take many years but being expert is not necessary to get the benefits of painting, which are escape to another world, relaxation, mind stimulation and community.
Taking the first step may be hard, but once done, a whole new world opens up.Time disappears and sometimes even physical and emotional pain. But time spent learning to paint better is never wasted time.