Learning is not fast or easy and a short cut through all the ‘mistakes’ takes a little help from a teacher. Its not magic its private lessons or small group studio studies. Painting takes a lot of technique and color mixing, its not hard just takes time to develop a skill level of handling materials. The right kind of brushes, paints, source material. As the basics of a art medium become clear through instruction and practice so does self confidence and the ability to step out, with out a teacher and make art!