This website is gradually fading into the distant horizon. I have no ambition to try to “teach” how to paint.
Because you either want to learn how, and teach yourself, or you don’t care and in that case I can’t teach you.
Here is what I mean.
I can’t tell you “how” to do what I do. I can be an example but copying what I do, slavishly, produces a slave, not a creator. You either have the ability to do that or you don’t.
The education system we have is a fraud. The idea that children are “taught” is absolute garbage. You can’t teach anyone to do anything. The best thing you can do is produce a “pantomime” of the process. You will produce something that LOOKS like a master performing a task, but it’s really phony.
Now this differs from TRAINING. Training is not teaching anybody how to do anything creative. It’s about switching off your brain and falling back on training IN A CRISIS.
Some years ago, we had an electrical fire. I “fell back” on my Air Force training. What is the first thing you do with an electrical fire?
You shut off the power.
So, I walked past the flames, went down the stairs to the circuit breakers and shut off power to the stove (where the fire was).
This put out the fire.
It also showed the power of “training.” When in crisis, trained people continue to function. Untrained people will run away.
But this is not the same thing as teaching someone “how” to do something like play music, write a story or invent a new machine.
You can’t “train” someone to create.