Maybe, just to play a little, we’ll put a little tree here. But we’re not there yet, so we don’t need to worry about it. We’ll lay all these little funky little things in there. Everybody’s different. Trees are different. Let them all be individuals. If it’s not what you want – stop and change it. Don’t just keep going and expect it will get better. I thought today we would make a happy little stream that’s just running through the woods here. Look around, look at what we have. Beauty is everywhere, you only have to look to see it. Anytime you learn something your time and energy are not wasted.

There we go. Let your imagination be your guide. We have all at one time or another mixed some mud. Let’s put a touch more of the magic here. Now we can begin working on lots of happy little things. Just let this happen. We just let this flow right out of our minds.

Let all these little things happen. Don’t fight them. Learn to use them. You’ve got to learn to fight the temptation to resist these things. Just let them happen. This is truly an almighty mountain. Even trees need a friend. We all need friends. Volunteering your time; it pays you and your whole community fantastic dividends.

Learn when to stop. Remember how free clouds are. They just lay around in the sky all day long. If what you’re doing doesn’t make you happy – you’re doing the wrong thing. I will take some magic white, and a little bit of Vandyke brown and a little touch of yellow. All kinds of happy little splashes. Each highlight must have it’s own private shadow. Van Dyke Brown is a very nice brown, it’s almost like a chocolate brown. It’s a good way of getting rid of all your anxieties and hostilities.

I guess that would be considered a UFO. A big cotton ball in the sky. Talent is a pursued interest. That is to say, anything you practice you can do. You can create anything that makes you happy. Nothing’s gonna make your husband or wife madder than coming home and having a snow-covered dinner. You gotta think like a tree. Let’s go up in here, and start having some fun

I can’t think of anything more rewarding than being able to express yourself to others through painting. Let’s put some happy little bushes on the other side now. Anyone can paint. Don’t hurry. Take your time and enjoy. From all of us here, I want to wish you happy painting and God bless, my friends.


All you need is a dream in your heart, and an almighty knife. All those little son of a guns. Just a little indication. Of course he’s a happy little stone, cause we don’t have any other kind. Pretend you’re water. Just floating without any effort. Having a good day. That’s what painting is all about. It should make you feel good when you paint. Trees grow however makes them happy. Let’s put some happy little clouds in our world.

Let’s put some happy trees and bushes back in here. 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. What the devil. This painting comes right out of your heart. That easy. You can do anything your heart can imagine. Maybe there’s a happy little bush that lives right there.

We have no limits to our world. We’re only limited by our imagination. You don’t have to spend all your time thinking about what you’re doing, you just let it happen. Little short strokes. Once you learn the technique, ohhh! Turn you loose on the world; you become a tiger. Let’s do that again. Now then, let’s play.

See there how easy that is. I’m a water fanatic. I love water. Almost everything is going to happen for you automatically – you don’t have to spend any time working or worrying. Just let go – and fall like a little waterfall. I want everbody to be happy. That’s what it’s all about. We want to use a lot pressure while using no pressure at all. Trees get lonely too, so we’ll give him a little friend. Use absolutely no pressure. Just like an angel’s wing.

Isn’t it great to do something you can’t fail at? It takes dark in order to show light. I thought today we would do a happy little picture. Let’s make some happy little clouds in our world. There is no right or wrong – as long as it makes you happy and doesn’t hurt anyone. Use what you see, don’t plan it. We don’t have to be committed. We are just playing here. See how easy it is to create a little tree right in your world.

Nice little fluffy clouds laying around in the sky being lazy. Just think about these things in your mind and drop em’ on canvas. Absolutely no pressure. You are just a whisper floating across a mountain. Everyone wants to enjoy the good parts – but you have to build the framework first. You’re the greatest thing that has ever been or ever will be. You’re special. You’re so very special. This is probably the greatest thing to happen in my life – to be able to share this with you. We artists are a different breed of people. We’re a happy bunch. 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.


You have to allow the paint to break to make it beautiful. There it is. These little son of a guns hide in your brush and you just have to push them out. There we go. I spend a lot of time walking around in the woods and talking to trees, and squirrels, and little rabbits and stuff. There are no limits in this world. Let your imagination just wonder around when you’re doing these things.

You can do it. It’s all a game of angles. Let’s put some highlights on these little trees. The sun wouldn’t forget them. Sometimes you learn more from your mistakes than you do from your masterpieces. Nature is so fantastic, enjoy it. Let it make you happy. We can always carry this a step further. There’s really no end to this.

It’s a very cold picture, I may have to go get my coat. It’s about to freeze me to death. Just make little strokes like that. Trees grow in all kinds of ways. They’re not all perfectly straight. Not every limb is perfect. Be brave. Mix your color marbly don’t mix it dead. If we’re gonna walk though the woods, we need a little path. And maybe a little bush lives there.

Just go out and talk to a tree. Make friends with it. Brown is such a nice color. They say everything looks better with odd numbers of things. But sometimes I put even numbers—just to upset the critics. Don’t be afraid to make these big decisions. Once you start, they sort of just make themselves. Working it up and down, back and forth.

Just use the old one inch brush. It looks so good, I might as well not stop. There is immense joy in just watching – watching all the little creatures in nature. Don’t fiddle with it all day. It’s hard to see things when you’re too close. Take a step back and look. You can work and carry-on and put lots of little happy things in here. We’ll throw some happy little limbs on this tree. We don’t really know where this goes – and I’m not sure we really care.

You got your heavy coat out yet? It’s getting colder. It’s almost like something out of a fairytale book. That’s the way I look when I get home late; black and blue. That’s why I paint – because I can create the kind of world I want – and I can make this world as happy as I want it. We can fix anything.

Decide where your cloud lives. Maybe he lives right in here. We touch the canvas, the canvas takes what it wants. Poor old tree. There are no mistakes. You can fix anything that happens. If you didn’t have baby clouds, you wouldn’t have big clouds. We need a shadow side and a highlight side. Everything is happy if you choose to make it that way.

In your imagination you can go anywhere you want. This is the fun part So often we avoid running water, and running water is a lot of fun. Let your heart take you to wherever you want to be. Everyone is going to see things differently – and that’s the way it should be. We don’t have to be concerned about it. We just have to let it fall where it will.

Isn’t that fantastic? You can just push a little tree out of your brush like that. Very easy to work these to death. Everyone needs a friend. Friends are the most valuable things in the world. You can do anything here – the only pre-requisite is that it makes you happy. Happy painting, God bless. Let the paint work.

And I know you’re saying, ‘Oh Bob, you’ve done it this time.’ And you may be right. If you hypnotize it, it will go away. Maybe we got a few little happy bushes here, just covered with snow. By now you should be quite happy about what’s happening here. In your world you can create anything you desire. We spend so much of our life looking – but never seeing. We might as well make some Almighty mountains today as well, what the heck.

Only eight colors that you need. When things happen – enjoy them. They’re little gifts. Don’t kill all your dark areas – you need them to show the light. There isn’t a rule. You just practice and find out which way works best for you. Just go back and put one little more happy tree in there.

It just happens – whether or not you worried about it or tried to plan it. Let’s get crazy. See there, told you that would be easy. Imagination is the key to painting. You better get your coat out, this is going to be a cold painting. This is your world, whatever makes you happy you can put in it. Go crazy. Let’s just drop a little Evergreen right here.

I’m gonna add just a tiny little amount of Prussian Blue. The very fact that you’re aware of suffering is enough reason to be overjoyed that you’re alive and can experience it. Exercising the imagination, experimenting with talents, being creative; these things, to me, are truly the windows to your soul. Just let your mind wander and enjoy. This should make you happy. There’s not a thing in the world wrong with washing your brush. I guess I’m a little weird. I like to talk to trees and animals. That’s okay though; I have more fun than most people. A tree cannot be straight if it has a crooked trunk. Now it’s beginning to make a little sense.