Hello world!

September 30, 2022

Let your imagination be your guide.

You have to make these big decisions. That's what painting is all about. It should make you feel good when you paint. This piece of canvas is your world. We don't really know where this goes - and I'm not sure we really care.

We'll have a super time. Let's put some highlights on these little trees. The sun wouldn't forget them. Let's do that again. This is unplanned it really just happens. Go out on a limb - that's where the fruit is. In your imagination you can go anywhere you want.

Don't kill all your dark areas - you need them to show the light. Play with the angles. We touch the canvas, the canvas takes what it wants. We don't have anything but happy trees here. Maybe there was an old trapper that lived out here and maybe one day he went to check his beaver traps, and maybe he fell into the river and drowned.

If these lines aren't straight, your water's going to run right out of your painting and get your floor wet.

The light is your friend. Preserve it.

This is the way you take out your flustrations. With something so strong, a little bit can go a long way.

It's all a game of angles. As trees get older they lose their chlorophyll. That's crazy. We'll take a little bit of Van Dyke Brown. In life you need colors.

Just use the old one inch brush. We'll throw some old gray clouds in here just sneaking around and having fun. We'll put a happy little bush here. If you've been in Alaska less than a year you're a Cheechako. We'll put all the little clouds in and let them dance around and have fun. I'm a water fanatic. I love water.

Don't hurry. Take your time and enjoy. But they're very easily killed. Clouds are delicate. Isn't it great to do something you can't fail at?