I ordered this collection to learn how to paint water better. It's good if you want to do the same picture over and over. 12 out of the 13 paintings shown use black canvas, which, while interesting and dramatic, is not always appropriate. Unless you're doing a night scene or deep dark forest black canvas is too dark and I wish he'd done half on white canvas and half on black to show how to create different types of pictures. Also since I use acrylic paint not oil I cannot use some of his techniques. If you want to do just dark small waterfall paintings this is a good set to watch. I have started renting his other videos[...] to see if I can find different pictures. Too bad he hasn't done a collection of desert scenes, I would love to try those. I love his work and hope to see new different types of scenes in the future.