Any little thing can be your friend if you let it be. There we go. You don’t have to be crazy to do this but it does help. I thought today we would make a happy little stream that’s just running through the woods here. Just use the old one inch brush. Maybe we got a few little happy bushes here, just covered with snow. This is gonna be a happy little seascape. Trees grow in all kinds of ways. They’re not all perfectly straight. Not every limb is perfect.
Work on one thing at a time. Don’t get carried away – we have plenty of time. If you hypnotize it, it will go away. This is a happy place, little squirrels live here and play. These things happen automatically. All you have to do is just let them happen. You have to make these big decisions. You’ve got to learn to fight the temptation to resist these things. Just let them happen. We have a fantastic little sky!
I sincerely wish for you every possible joy life could bring. Now, we’re going to fluff this cloud. You can’t make a mistake. Anything that happens you can learn to use – and make something beautiful out of it. In painting, you have unlimited power. You have the ability to move mountains. Anything you want to do you can do here. When you do it your way you can go anywhere you choose.
A fan brush can be your best friend. There we are. A happy cloud. You have to make those little noises or it won’t work. If you don’t think every day is a good day – try missing a few. You’ll see. Let all these little things happen. Don’t fight them. Learn to use them. The only thing worse than yellow snow is green snow. You can create anything that makes you happy.
Everyone is going to see things differently – and that’s the way it should be. Isn’t it fantastic that you can change your mind and create all these happy things? It’s cold, but it’s beautiful. I can’t think of anything more rewarding than being able to express yourself to others through painting. There is immense joy in just watching – watching all the little creatures in nature. Don’t fiddle with it all day. Nice little clouds playing around in the sky.
Just go out and talk to a tree. Make friends with it. That’s what makes life fun. That you can make these decisions. That you can create the world that you want. Of course he’s a happy little stone, cause we don’t have any other kind. The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe. La- da- da- da- dah. Just be happy. It takes dark in order to show light. I want everbody to be happy. That’s what it’s all about.
Here we’re limited by the time we have. Learn when to stop. All you need is a dream in your heart, and an almighty knife. Let’s put a touch more of the magic here. We’ll put some happy little leaves here and there. Every single thing in the world has its own personality – and it is up to you to make friends with the little rascals. Let’s build an almighty mountain.
Without washing the brush, I’m gonna go right into some Van Dyke Brown, some Burnt Umber, and a little bit of Sap Green. Just let go – and fall like a little waterfall. Just make little strokes like that. If what you’re doing doesn’t make you happy – you’re doing the wrong thing. It’s life. It’s interesting. It’s fun. Put your feelings into it, your heart, it’s your world. A fan brush is a fantastic piece of equipment. Use it. Make friends with it.
As trees get older they lose their chlorophyll. Just beat the devil out of it. If I paint something, I don’t want to have to explain what it is. Once you learn the technique, ohhh! Turn you loose on the world; you become a tiger. No pressure. Just relax and watch it happen. There is no right or wrong – as long as it makes you happy and doesn’t hurt anyone.
Just let these leaves jump off the brush This is your world, whatever makes you happy you can put in it. Go crazy. It’s all a game of angles. This is your creation – and it’s just as unique and special as you are. Follow the lay of the land. It’s most important. We’ll put a happy little bush here.
Get tough with it, get strong. Trees live in your fan brush, but you have to scare them out. Just take out whatever you don’t want. It’ll change your entire perspective. This piece of canvas is your world. You don’t want to kill all your dark areas they are very important. Don’t be bashful drop me a line. What the devil. For the lack of a better word I call them hangy downs.
We touch the canvas, the canvas takes what it wants. We’ll do another happy little painting. You better get your coat out, this is going to be a cold painting. And maybe a little bush lives there. Mix your color marbly don’t mix it dead. This is a fantastic little painting.
Let’s make some happy little clouds in our world. Let’s build some happy little clouds up here. I’m a water fanatic. I love water. You want your tree to have some character. Make it special. Even the worst thing we can do here is good. Isn’t that fantastic? You can just push a little tree out of your brush like that. Look around, look at what we have. Beauty is everywhere, you only have to look to see it. Everything is happy if you choose to make it that way.
Exercising the imagination, experimenting with talents, being creative; these things, to me, are truly the windows to your soul. If it’s not what you want – stop and change it. Don’t just keep going and expect it will get better. Let your heart be your guide. The least little bit can do so much. You can’t have light without dark. You can’t know happiness unless you’ve known sorrow. We want to use a lot pressure while using no pressure at all. All you have to learn here is how to have fun. We’re trying to teach you a technique here and how to use it.
It looks so good, I might as well not stop. Here’s something that’s fun. Be careful. You can always add more – but you can’t take it away. There comes a nice little fluffer. That’s what painting is all about. It should make you feel good when you paint. Think about a cloud. Just float around and be there. Anytime you learn something your time and energy are not wasted. Each highlight must have it’s own private shadow.
In life you need colors. All kinds of happy little splashes. Steve wants reflections, so let’s give him reflections. Be so very light. Be a gentle whisper. You have to make almighty decisions when you’re the creator. We must be quiet, soft and gentle.
I started painting as a hobby when I was little. I didn’t know I had any talent. I believe talent is just a pursued interest. Anybody can do what I do. The man who does the best job is the one who is happy at his job. Now we don’t want him to get lonely, so we’ll give him a little friend. We don’t have to be concerned about it. We just have to let it fall where it will. See. We take the corner of the brush and let it play back-and-forth. Tree trunks grow however makes them happy.
Let your imagination be your guide. Now we can begin working on lots of happy little things. Nice little fluffy clouds laying around in the sky being lazy. And right there you got an almighty cloud. You can do anything here. So don’t worry about it. Maybe he has a little friend that lives right over here. Only think about one thing at a time. Don’t get greedy.
I get carried away with this brush cleaning. Put it in, leave it alone. By now you should be quite happy about what’s happening here. If you don’t like it – change it. It’s your world. Give him a friend, we forget the trees get lonely too. Now let’s put some happy little clouds in here. We don’t really know where this goes – and I’m not sure we really care.
That’s the way I look when I get home late; black and blue. With practice comes confidence. Get away from those little Christmas tree things we used to make in school. Don’t be afraid to make these big decisions. Once you start, they sort of just make themselves. Van Dyke Brown is a very nice brown, it’s almost like a chocolate brown. Just let your mind wander and enjoy. This should make you happy.
You don’t have to spend all your time thinking about what you’re doing, you just let it happen. In your world you have total and absolute power. I really recommend you use odorless thinner or your spouse is gonna run you right out into the yard and you’ll be working by yourself. God gave you this gift of imagination. Use it. In your imagination you can go anywhere you want. Here’s another little happy bush You can bend rivers. But when I get home, the only thing I have power over is the garbage. We don’t need any guidelines or formats. All we need to do is just let it flow right out of us.
Little trees and bushes grow however makes them happy. But we’re not there yet, so we don’t need to worry about it. 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. I like to beat the brush. The only prerequisite is that it makes you happy. If it makes you happy then it’s good. This is the time to get out all your flustrations, much better than kicking the dog around the house or taking it out on your spouse. Use your imagination, let it go. We tell people sometimes: we’re like drug dealers, come into town and get everybody absolutely addicted to painting. It doesn’t take much to get you addicted.
We’ll play with clouds today. Life is too short to be alone, too precious. Share it with a friend. Nothing’s gonna make your husband or wife madder than coming home and having a snow-covered dinner. Don’t forget to tell these special people in your life just how special they are to you. That’s crazy. Absolutely no pressure. You are just a whisper floating across a mountain. Let the paint work. You gotta think like a tree.
All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind. I was blessed with a very steady hand; and it comes in very handy when you’re doing these little delicate things. You can do anything here – the only pre-requisite is that it makes you happy. It’s hard to see things when you’re too close. Take a step back and look. It’s a good way of getting rid of all your anxieties and hostilities. When you buy that first tube of paint it gives you an artist license. A beautiful little sunset. Only eight colors that you need.
These trees are so much fun. I get started on them and I have a hard time stopping. Let’s go up in here, and start having some fun They say everything looks better with odd numbers of things. But sometimes I put even numbers—just to upset the critics. See there, told you that would be easy. Making all those little fluffies that live in the clouds. We wash our brush with odorless thinner. Poor old tree.
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. I really believe that if you practice enough you could paint the ‘Mona Lisa’ with a two-inch brush. And I will hypnotize that just a little bit. You need the dark in order to show the light. You create the dream – then you bring it into your world. We’ll lay all these little funky little things in there. I’m gonna start with a little Alizarin crimson and a touch of Prussian blue You can spend all day playing with mountains.
We need dark in order to show light. Happy painting, God bless. I’m gonna add just a tiny little amount of Prussian Blue. Maybe, just to play a little, we’ll put a little tree here. But they’re very easily killed. Clouds are delicate. We can fix anything.
Just pretend you are a whisper floating across a mountain. There he comes. Zip. That easy. Isn’t it great to do something you can’t fail at? Let that brush dance around there and play. The more we do this – the more it will do good things to our heart.
I’m going to mix up a little color. We’ll use Van Dyke Brown, Permanent Red, and a little bit of Prussian Blue. There it is. See there how easy that is. Clouds are free they come and go as they please. Imagination is the key to painting. There’s nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend. Talk to trees, look at the birds. Whatever it takes.
You need to have a very firm paint to do this. Sometimes you learn more from your mistakes than you do from your masterpieces. It’s so important to do something every day that will make you happy. We’ll put a happy little sky in here. Let’s put some highlights on these little trees. The sun wouldn’t forget them. Let’s get wild today. It all happens automatically.