This present moment is perfect simply due to the fact you’re experiencing it.
Maybe there’s a little something happening right here. Exercising the imagination, experimenting with talents, being creative; these things, to me, are truly the windows to your soul.
This is your world. Talk to trees, look at the birds. Whatever it takes. Give him a friend, we forget the trees get lonely too. I will take some magic white, and a little bit of Vandyke brown and a little touch of yellow. We’ll paint one happy little tree right here. We don’t have to be concerned about it. We just have to let it fall where it will.
At home you have unlimited time. A thin paint will stick to a thick paint. Each highlight must have it’s own private shadow. If you do too much it’s going to lose its effectiveness. Follow the lay of the land. It’s most important.
Maybe he has a little friend that lives right over here. Everybody’s different. Trees are different. Let them all be individuals. Let’s have a little bit of fun today. This piece of canvas is your world.
This is gonna be a happy little seascape. You have to make those little noises or it won’t work. Let’s make a nice big leafy tree. Now let’s put some happy little clouds in here. Let your imagination just wonder around when you’re doing these things.
It’s beautiful – and we haven’t even done anything to it yet. If I paint something, I don’t want to have to explain what it is. I thought today we would make a happy little stream that’s just running through the woods here. You better get your coat out, this is going to be a cold painting. We’re not trying to teach you a thing to copy. We’re just here to teach you a technique, then let you loose into the world.
I’m gonna start with a little Alizarin crimson and a touch of Prussian blue.