Tools & Equipment

A big strong tree needs big strong roots. Let that brush dance around there and play. 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. Work that paint. It looks so good, I might as well not stop. This is your world.

Let’s get wild today. We need dark in order to show light. Here’s something that’s fun. You can create beautiful things – but you have to see them in your mind first.

Have fun with it. That’s a crooked tree. We’ll send him to Washington. All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind. You can create anything that makes you happy. You can’t make a mistake. Anything that happens you can learn to use – and make something beautiful out of it. It just happens – whether or not you worried about it or tried to plan it.

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. It’s a very cold picture, I may have to go get my coat. It’s about to freeze me to death. And right there you got an almighty cloud. Be so very light. Be a gentle whisper. Every time you practice, you learn more. Everybody’s different. Trees are different. Let them all be individuals.

I thought today we would do a happy little picture. There is immense joy in just watching – watching all the little creatures in nature. Once you learn the technique, ohhh! Turn you loose on the world; you become a tiger. I thought today we would make a happy little stream that’s just running through the woods here. Talent is a pursued interest. That is to say, anything you practice you can do. There it is.