How do you make a round circle with a square knife? That’s your challenge for the day. Sometimes you learn more from your mistakes than you do from your masterpieces. Trees grow in all kinds of ways. They’re not all perfectly straight. Not every limb is perfect. With practice comes confidence. Let’s just drop a little Evergreen right here. I thought today we would do a happy little picture.

Maybe there’s a happy little Evergreen that lives here. Nice little clouds playing around in the sky. In your imagination you can go anywhere you want. Let’s go up in here, and start having some fun You’re the greatest thing that has ever been or ever will be. You’re special. You’re so very special.

It’s almost like something out of a fairytale book. Let all these things just sort of happen. Let your imagination just wonder around when you’re doing these things. It’s all a game of angles. Here’s something that’s fun.

You don’t want to kill all your dark areas they are very important. All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind. They say everything looks better with odd numbers of things. But sometimes I put even numbers—just to upset the critics. By now you should be quite happy about what’s happening here. Those great big fluffy clouds.

You want your tree to have some character. Make it special. The shadows are just like the highlights, but we’re going in the opposite direction. Learn when to stop. Only think about one thing at a time. Don’t get greedy. That easy.

A fan brush is a fantastic piece of equipment. Use it. Make friends with it. You need to have a very firm paint to do this. Just go out and talk to a tree. Make friends with it.

If you overwork it you become a cloud killer. There’s nothing worse than a cloud killer. There is immense joy in just watching – watching all the little creatures in nature. When things happen – enjoy them. They’re little gifts. See how easy it is to create a little tree right in your world.