Welcome to the first painting in my Whimsical Roses series! Here is a little bit of information before you get started so you’ll know what to expect before purchasing. This painting, and each of the additional paintings, are small in scale and recorded overhead as it allows the student to get an up close view of the process. To make this as affordable as possible, I used inexpensive craft paint and inexpensive brushes. However, you may prefer to use artist quality paints and brushes as well. Included in each painting lesson is a list of recommended colors, the brushes I used, written instructions with time stamps, and video from beginning to end as well as a link to the round wood substrates. While I may later offer a more comprehensive series, this course does not teach in the conventional sense, meaning it’s pretty much about sharing my painting technique and more of an intuitive approach to painting. I approach a painting with a sense of urgency (and a little bit of anxiety) needing to get the idea down on the substrate (which in my case is typically wood) as it’s fresh in my mind. Therefore, it generally starts off quite messy and then I clean it up. The good news for a beginning painter is this: You will most likely not feel intimidated after watching me paint! Please know however, that a sense of ease when creating a painting does require practice and so, for any painter, I recommend painting as often as possible. The more you paint the more your own style will develop and you can take pride in not being a copy cat artist, Rather, your own signature style will eventually show through, easily recognizable to those who come across your work.