I would have to say that there have been many excellent ideas expressed and avenues of exploration opened. I do ,however, think that there is another matter that must be addressed. That is the matter of your personal expression.

What is it that moves you? What do you have strong feelings about? What is it that you want to say? About what? And how do you want to say it? What is the message that runs on the dark currents of your soul?

I think that until you answer those questions for yourself, you will wander many a day in the maze of technique with out a place to use it effectively. Until those questions have found an answer upon which to hang the garment which is you, all artistic technique will be empty.

Conversely when those questions are answered by you, for yourself, then the search for "the" technique will no longer be the futile quest that you now are engaged in. I wish you well.