Brothers of the Blade, Part Two: Painting
"Painting is the light at the end of the tunnel," says Rich Smoker. "It should also be the most illuminating step. I find painting a carving to be the most fun. It can also be the most challenging, frustrating, and intimidating step of any carving project (if you let it)."
"How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice! The same principle applies to painting. If you want to become a better painter, buy and read books on color theory and mixing paints, both oil and acrylics. Practice, practice, practice!"