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Nature is so fantastic, enjoy it. Let it make you happy. You can create anything that makes you happy. Just make little strokes like that. It's cold, but it's beautiful. Let's go up in here, and start having some fun Let all these little things happen. Don't fight them. Learn to use them. Let's put some highlights on these little trees. The sun wouldn't forget them. Even trees need a friend. We all need friends. Think about a cloud. Just float around and be there. A happy cloud.

Every time you practice, you learn more. Just a happy little shadow that lives in there. There is no right or wrong - as long as it makes you happy and doesn't hurt anyone. Use what you see, don't plan it. Poor old tree. Now we can begin working on lots of happy little things. A little happy sunlight shining through there. Talk to trees, look at the birds. Whatever it takes. Working it up and down, back and forth. Use your imagination, let it go.

You have to make these big decisions. 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. This is unplanned it really just happens. In nature, dead trees are just as normal as live trees. It's so important to do something every day that will make you happy. This is truly an almighty mountain. And maybe, maybe, maybe... I really recommend you use odorless thinner or your spouse is gonna run you right out into the yard and you'll be working by yourself. Just beat the devil out of it. And maybe a little bush lives there.

We need dark in order to show light. For the lack of a better word I call them hangy downs. Use what happens naturally, don't fight it. That's the way I look when I get home late; black and blue. I guess that would be considered a UFO. A big cotton ball in the sky. We have a fantastic little sky! When you buy that first tube of paint it gives you an artist license. This is where you take out all your hostilities and frustrations. It's better than kicking the puppy dog around and all that so. Trees cover up a multitude of sins. These things happen automatically. All you have to do is just let them happen.

I thought today we would do a happy little picture. Just think about these things in your mind and drop em' on canvas. Trees get lonely too, so we'll give him a little friend. Let's have a happy little tree in here. Let your imagination just wonder around when you're doing these things. Everybody's different. Trees are different. Let them all be individuals. It takes dark in order to show light. If what you're doing doesn't make you happy - you're doing the wrong thing. Don't fiddle with it all day. Mountains are so simple, they're hard.

Talent is a pursued interest. That is to say, anything you practice you can do. Anything you want to do you can do here. If we're gonna walk though the woods, we need a little path. Don't fight it, use what happens. I'm sort of a softy, I couldn't shoot Bambi except with a camera. Play with the angles. Maybe there's a happy little bush that lives right there. We can fix anything. Maybe there was an old trapper that lived out here and maybe one day he went to check his beaver traps, and maybe he fell into the river and drowned. We'll put all the little clouds in and let them dance around and have fun.

Each highlight must have it's own private shadow. Maybe, just to play a little, we'll put a little tree here. I get carried away with this brush cleaning. This is your world. We'll throw some old gray clouds in here just sneaking around and having fun. In your world you have total and absolute power. Now, we're going to fluff this cloud. If there's two big trees invariably sooner or later there's gonna be a little tree. Brown is such a nice color. You have to make those little noises or it won't work.

Steve wants reflections, so let's give him reflections. It all happens automatically. It just happens - whether or not you worried about it or tried to plan it. Let all these things just sort of happen. That easy. Volunteering your time; it pays you and your whole community fantastic dividends. We need a shadow side and a highlight side. Use absolutely no pressure. Just like an angel's wing. We'll have a super time. Just use the old one inch brush.

It's hard to see things when you're too close. Take a step back and look. Everyone is going to see things differently - and that's the way it should be. You can create beautiful things - but you have to see them in your mind first. We don't need any guidelines or formats. All we need to do is just let it flow right out of us. You can create the world you want to see and be a part of. You have that power. Of course he's a happy little stone, cause we don't have any other kind. They say everything looks better with odd numbers of things. But sometimes I put even numbers—just to upset the critics. If you don't think every day is a good day - try missing a few. You'll see. Let's put a touch more of the magic here. The least little bit can do so much.

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. We can always carry this a step further. There's really no end to this. Isn't that fantastic? You can just push a little tree out of your brush like that. Maybe there's a happy little Evergreen that lives here. La- da- da- da- dah. Just be happy. Trees grow in all kinds of ways. They're not all perfectly straight. Not every limb is perfect. See how easy it is to create a little tree right in your world. All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind. It's almost like something out of a fairytale book. We'll put a happy little sky in here.