I've been scared to touch colors since I stopped using crayons. I always said I was going to try it. I'm now 26 and I'm done waiting. I took out an acrylic set I had for about 2 years and did a study of work done by the acrylic master himself Alex Ross. This is my first attempt ever painting anything. I attended art class in high school, but nothing since then. I have a long way to go, and no direction. I was thinking about what I should paint first. What is a good way to start? I couldn't find anything. Everything I considered I dismissed as being "too complext". I looked on my shelf and saw what drives me to want to learn how to paint with acrylics. It was Mythology by Alex Ross. I figured as longs as I just paint for now instead of making more excuses to run from the canvas will do more good than harm. So, I was worried about going through my limited supply too soon. So I just used my red white and blue. The brush wasn't doing what I wanted it to do, then again I never felt what it was like to paint with a brush before. Now that I got my brush wet and my palette colorful, I'm not so afraid anymore. If anyone knows of any good excerises for new painters, please share. All feedback is welcome. I appreciate your time and thank you.