DVD's are another great resource for learning to paint...
Over the years I've collected a few DVD's that I watch over and over. Yesterday I wanted to work on a landscape so just to review I looked at the DVD by Scott Christiansen. His workshops are supposed to be great, but traveling to Idaho probably won't happen for me so these DVD's are the next best thing. His demonstrations on mixing using a limited palette are very helpful. His use of grays is something I've really come to believe is important in landscape and still life paintings.
I haven't given up on taking a Scott Christiansen workshop though. They call it boot camp for painters.
He does three demonstrations starting with a white canvas and ending with a finished painting.
I'm still working on the one I started yesterday. It's from a photo of Chopawamsic Creek near Quantico, Va. My painting a day program is off the track though.