Away from ranting! My mom wanted me to paint for her so here are the most successful projects.
What I've also learned is the difference between painting on small and big surface. Miniature paintings like these will look horrible on huge canvas (believe me, I've tried). This techique is more fun though on bigger surfaces, and wastes more paint. Here's one painting where I've used identical technique on canvas and was successful. A third year film "HogWild" was an inspiration.