Where did you learn your technique?
I would say Skip Lawrence was the basis of my looser technique. Before I met him, I tended to paint in a tighter dryer style. He and subsequent artists opened me up to the freedom that things don't have to be the color you see, and trees don't have to have every leaf on them to look like a tree. I took painting workshops and also learned similar ideas from other wonderful artists. Each had input that was very valuable to me. One must be open to new ideas