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A Trace of Spring

Mgiese84 02 Feb 2022

I kind of like this scene and have had it bookmarked for awhile now. I didn't use the knife for the water as Bob did. I opted for a little smooth / softer feel and used the fan brush. It was a fun one to do and not terribly difficult either.

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Beautiful Matt. I love your evergreens in this one!

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Thanks Brian! I like doing those type of evergreens every now and then for something different.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Bushes, grass, stones .... at the usual high quality painted!
I would opt for a fan brush too with that water. Guess Bob likes to tease his fans every now and then!

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Thanks Voy!

Pietro1963 Master of Monsters

lovely scene M.nice colors.Cheers.P

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Thanks P!

Another beauty Matt ... What tool(s) do you use to make the trunks of the bare trees? Your script brush work on the branches is amazing. My branches seem to look more rounded. I am going to keep coming back to this one for inspiration and reference.

Sorry Matt, one more Q. Do you use only Bob Ross brushes for minor detail, or do you use other brushes, i.e. larger script brush, dagger brushes, etc. The reason I ask is although I have all the Bob Ross brushes, I also have a couple hundred other various brushes from my other hobby (painting scale miniature busts, and building 1/35 scale military models). They want to play in the paint also ;)

This turned out very pretty! I think Bob's looks so....purple, I guess. Yours presents itself as much more real/natural. Great job!

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Thanks Tony! Making dead trees with no leaves is one of my favorite things to paint. I just use a script liner brush for their arms (as Bob would say). The brand I have is Kevin Hill. It's a great brush and can get your branches to a nice fine point.

As far as my other brushes go I just stick to the ones Bob uses. Nothing too fancy lol.

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Thanks Pam! I appreciate it.

Mgiese84 Cleanest Technique In The Game

Tony, if you want to look at two more of my pieces which I thought the liner brush work turned out well is Through the Window or Copper Winter (both season 30)

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