If you didn’t have baby clouds, you wouldn’t have big clouds. Steve wants reflections, so let’s give him reflections. You’re the greatest thing that has ever been or ever will be. You’re special. You’re so very special. I thought today we would do a happy little picture. Everyone wants to enjoy the good parts – but you have to build the framework first.
Let’s have a little bit of fun today. I’ll go over the colors one more time that we use: Titanium white, Thalo green, Prussian blue, Van Dyke brown, Alizarin crimson, Sap green, Cad yellow, and Permanent red. You want your tree to have some character. Make it special.
You can create the world you want to see and be a part of. You have that power. Happy painting, God bless. Paint anything you want on the canvas. Create your own world. Now, we’re going to fluff this cloud.
They say everything looks better with odd numbers of things. But sometimes I put even numbers—just to upset the critics. Everybody’s different. Trees are different. Let them all be individuals. We artists are a different breed of people. We’re a happy bunch. Let all these little things happen. Don’t fight them. Learn to use them. 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. This is your world.
If you overwork it you become a cloud killer. There’s nothing worse than a cloud killer. I’m gonna add just a tiny little amount of Prussian Blue. 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. That easy.
There is immense joy in just watching – watching all the little creatures in nature. Just use the old one inch brush. Once you learn the technique, ohhh! Turn you loose on the world; you become a tiger. It takes dark in order to show light. We’ll make some happy little bushes here.
You don’t have to spend all your time thinking about what you’re doing, you just let it happen. Let’s put some highlights on these little trees. The sun wouldn’t forget them. I’m sort of a softy, I couldn’t shoot Bambi except with a camera. This is your creation – and it’s just as unique and special as you are.