In your world, you have total and absolute power. Here we’re limited by the time we have. We want to use a lot of pressure while using no pressure at all. Trees live in your fan brush, but you have to scare them out.
Now we don’t want him to get lonely, so we’ll give him a little friend. Talk to trees, look at the birds. Whatever it takes. It’s a super day, so why not make a beautiful sky?
You have to allow the paint to break to make it beautiful. Trees grow however makes them happy. Play with the angles. Imagination is the key to painting. We’ll put a happy little sky in here. Let’s go up in here, and start having some fun
We’ll throw some happy little limbs on this tree. A tree needs to be your friend if you’re going to paint him. This is where you take out all your hostilities and frustrations. It’s better than kicking the puppy dog around and all that so.
We’ll play with clouds today. Put light against light – you have nothing. Put dark against dark – you have nothing. It’s the contrast of light and dark that each give the other one meaning. In painting, you have unlimited power. You have the ability to move mountains. You can bend rivers. But when I get home, the only thing I have power over is the garbage. We’re trying to teach you a technique here and how to use it. But we’re not there yet, so we don’t need to worry about it.
There is immense joy in just watching – watching all the little creatures in nature. Let’s do that again. If I paint something, I don’t want to have to explain what it is. There are no mistakes. You can fix anything that happens. These little son of a guns hide in your brush and you just have to push them out.
We don’t have to be committed. We are just playing here. 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. I guess I’m a little weird. I like to talk to trees and animals. That’s okay though; I have more fun than most people.