Hi, I'm Ken from Louisville KY.
I watched all of MC's youtube videos over the past five years and thought constantly of starting to oil paint. I set-up a studio in December and dipped a brush for the first time in January 2021. Watching MC paint over and over had a programming effect on my brain. I follow the DMP steps without deviation and have been a successful beginner I think. In retrospect, setting up a studio was crucial (as Mark says repeatedly). I love geneva paint as well. Beginners have enough to think about without doinking with medium and thinner.
Much gratitude for Mark. It has made my life immeasurably better.