THE ENERGETIC PAINTING STYLE of Rolf Harris enthralled me when I was a boy and I still think that one of the best ways to learn painting is to watch someone, already good, at work, or simply to draw or paint alongside an encouraging friend. Some of the smaller paintings I’ve been most pleased with have copied the style of French market-place painters I’ve stood in the sunshine admiring for hours. But not all artists like to be overlooked! So YouTube is a gift to me as a source of painting inspiration, as well as so much more besides. Summer months afford a bit more time to put some of these lessons into practice. Be inspired by the work of Steven Cronin.