We touch the canvas, the canvas takes what it wants. No pressure. Just relax and watch it happen. Learn when to stop.
You don’t have to spend all your time thinking about what you’re doing, you just let it happen. Anything you want to do you can do here. Trees grow in all kinds of ways. They’re not all perfectly straight. Not every limb is perfect. Everyone is going to see things differently – and that’s the way it should be. Isn’t that fantastic that you can create an almighty tree that fast?
I like to beat the brush. Here’s something that’s fun. Every time you practice, you learn more. Let’s put some happy little clouds in our world. We’ll lay all these little funky little things in there. We don’t have to be concerned about it. We just have to let it fall where it will.
Isn’t that fantastic? Mountains are so simple, they’re hard. And that’s when it becomes fun – you don’t have to spend your time thinking about what’s happening – you just let it happen. How to paint. That’s easy. What to paint. That’s much harder. Making all those little fluffies that live in the clouds.
I’m gonna start with a little Alizarin crimson and a touch of Prussian blue Don’t fight it, use what happens. I really believe that if you practice enough you could paint the ‘Mona Lisa’ with a two-inch brush.
Let all these little things happen. Don’t fight them. Learn to use them. When you buy that first tube of paint it gives you an artist license. This is your world, whatever makes you happy you can put in it. Go crazy. If you don’t like it – change it. It’s your world. The first step to doing anything is to believe you can do it. See it finished in your mind before you ever start.
We’ll play with clouds today. I guess that would be considered a UFO. A big cotton ball in the sky. There comes a nice little fluffer. Poor old tree. You have to make those little noises or it won’t work.