You don’t have to be crazy to do this but it does help. If you’ve been in Alaska less than a year you’re a Cheechako. A fan brush is a fantastic piece of equipment. Use it. Make friends with it. Maybe there’s a little something happening right here. When you do it your way you can go anywhere you choose.
Working it up and down, back and forth. We’ll put all the little clouds in and let them dance around and have fun. Just beat the devil out of it.
Life is too short to be alone, too precious. Share it with a friend. Steve wants reflections, so let’s give him reflections. These trees are so much fun. I get started on them and I have a hard time stopping. Let’s have a happy little tree in here. We artists are a different breed of people. We’re a happy bunch. Brown is such a nice color.
We want to use a lot pressure while using no pressure at all. All kinds of happy little splashes. We touch the canvas, the canvas takes what it wants. Use what you see, don’t plan it. See there how easy that is.
And I will hypnotize that just a little bit. Anything you want to do you can do here. It’s hard to see things when you’re too close. Take a step back and look. Those great big fluffy clouds.
Zip. That easy. Here we’re limited by the time we have. Everyone is going to see things differently – and that’s the way it should be.
You need the dark in order to show the light. That’s a crooked tree. We’ll send him to Washington. We’ll have a super time. Just relax and let it flow. That easy. But we’re not there yet, so we don’t need to worry about it. That is when you can experience true joy, when you have no fear.
The only prerequisite is that it makes you happy. If it makes you happy then it’s good. 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. Let’s put some happy little bushes on the other side now.