Personal symbols and motifs can be explored endlessly when there are a solid number of painting techniques to draw from. In this workshop approach, the reader will be encouraged to explore a chosen theme in as many forms as possible. After learning where to find inspiration (past experiences, memories, intentions, cultural themes, etc.) and how to develop a personal library of symbols, colors and marks, the reader will be guided through 15 techniques to use in her paintings and will also see two or three complete painting projects come together start-to-finish. Notebook Prompts will offer the reader ideas for developing her own new series, showing her how to collect ideas that reflect her personal voice.