I'm new to painting. Kind of self teaching. Trying to find all the helpful advice and studying material-free downloads. Feel free to give any advice.
A couple of areas for free instruction - your library should carry art instruction books that you will find interesting to look through. Also, check your public television schedule for any art instruction shows (they usually run in the afternoon, you could tape those to watch at your convenience.) You may come across someone who is working in the medium you like to work in, and you will be shown different methods to use, colours to mix, many how-to's. When you are comfortable, submit some work you have done for a critique, and if you are having a problem ask for suggestions. Enjoy your journey.