Hi, my name is Ivy. I've sketched and painted on and off most of my life. I've had no formal training. I came across Mark's youtube videos a few weeks ago, and decided to try his instructions, and am now putting together my studio as he suggests. I would like to paint in a more painterly manner. I love painting flowers, and other bright things. It would be fun to paint in a more realistic manner, using a more subdued palette.