I did not attempt art until later in life, after I retired actually.  
Since March of 2017 I have attended several classes at The Forum Art Centre in St. Boniface. I started with oils and would have continued but I could not find any convenient classes in that medium and so I switched to watercolours.
I do paint with watercolours but maybe not in the traditional sense as I like to use bold colours sometimes painting directly from the tube. The subject matter is quite varied, from a viking ship to bears to northern lights to birds huddled on a fence. I like to use a fairly large piece of paper.