In January 2021 I started trying out painting in an extra sketchbook I had. I found it more fun than I anticipated. I disliked painting in middle school; being graded on it was inherently stressful. I recall a distaste for having to mix paints and failing to recreate the right colours.
I am currently learning with gouache and watercolour.
A few channels / videos I've been enjoying.
James Gurney's channel is a delight! A lot of his videos demonstrate how he does plein air painting with gouache and water color, which is fascinating to watch and listen to. Kind, talented, funny and entertaining.
Another fun, relaxing channel that provides lots of great getting started videos with watercolor.
Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn't Exist