All you have to learn here is how to have fun. We’ll do another happy little painting. The only prerequisite is that it makes you happy. If it makes you happy then it’s good. How to paint. That’s easy. What to paint. That’s much harder.


Isn’t that fantastic? You can just push a little tree out of your brush like that. Work on one thing at a time. Don’t get carried away – we have plenty of time. Now we can begin working on lots of happy little things.


Everything is happy if you choose to make it that way. There it is. Sometimes you learn more from your mistakes than you do from your masterpieces. Let’s get wild today. The more we do this – the more it will do good things to our heart. Just make a decision and let it go.


We need dark in order to show light. We need a shadow side and a highlight side. Just let go – and fall like a little waterfall. That easy. This is a happy place, little squirrels live here and play. They say everything looks better with odd numbers of things. But sometimes I put even numbers—just to upset the critics.


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. You got your heavy coat out yet? It’s getting colder. You can’t have light without dark. You can’t know happiness unless you’ve known sorrow. Trees cover up a multitude of sins. 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. It looks so good, I might as well not stop.


If you didn’t have baby clouds, you wouldn’t have big clouds. If you don’t like it – change it. It’s your world. You create the dream – then you bring it into your world. You can work and carry-on and put lots of little happy things in here. That’s what makes life fun. That you can make these decisions. That you can create the world that you want.


Without washing the brush, I’m gonna go right into some Van Dyke Brown, some Burnt Umber, and a little bit of Sap Green. If we’re going to have animals around we all have to be concerned about them and take care of them. Anytime you learn something your time and energy are not wasted. Just relax and let it flow. That easy. Let’s put some highlights on these little trees. The sun wouldn’t forget them. Don’t kill all your dark areas – you need them to show the light.