I have been a stick person artist till the past year. Decided to take up oil painting because of the feeling I get from it. I came across Marks videos on you tube and love the way he teaches. I too have been lurking for a while and enjoy all the incredible works and first of all of you. So encouraging. I have watched all the videos some several times. Tried painting the cup before watching the video on how to. Will try again as he instructs. I know nothing but so looking forward to learning.