What I learned about painter: painter doesn't like to paint small. It appears to be large filesizes or nothing. Tried another painting of a fat guy eating popcorn and as far as I can figure it's impossible to detail anything that I zoomed in to. Small brushes don't seem to affect the painting. Big brushes do. Go figure. I'm sure there's some function that lets me do itty bitty stuff but darned if I can find it.
Also the Devil May Cry fansub is available online. It looks really cool but the writing is terrible which is not helped by the comically incorrect translation.