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Hidden Creek

flippergirlpaints 03 Feb 2022

11x14 canvas. I have been wanting to try something monochromatic and with some leftover brown mix (Bob's sap green + alizarin crimson) this was the result. I did the black gesso underpainting, and then only used my brown and white for the entire painting.

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This is really nice. Perfect blend of light and dark. You can still make out what's going on in the darker areas.

Really beautiful! Love the colors.

It's amazing that you got so many shades out of the white and brown. Really beautiful effect. Well done

Wonderful painting with only two colors!

It looks magnificent.

Thank you all so much!

Wow! I love it! I might steal your idea, if I may. Can I please ask, did you put the black gesso over the entire canvas and does the use of the black gesso mean that the canvas was dry? Thanks for the inspiration.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

VERY impressive! So much variety in it and I very much admire the inspiration!

Thank you Voy!!
Thanks you Barbara! To answer your questions...The black gesso was applied as Bob did it (see the Youtube video) - black on the bottom area of the canvas, and making the overhanging tree branches + 2 small bushes with gesso as well. The white area you see is left white. (I hope you can see the video). Also - just fyi - The brown mix I used was made from 2 transparent colors and I am sure that is what allowed me to get such diversity when mixed with white in areas. I do not think I would have gotten the variation if I started with a more opaque brown.

Barbara - sorry I forgot....Liquid white in the white area, liquid clear on the black gesso, then transparent brown over clear/black gesso area.

Thanks so much for that great information, Flippergirlpaints! Much appreciated. I didn't realise at first that it was a Bob Ross painting because of the beautiful muted tones that you have used. Yes, I can access the video, thanks. Great to know about the transparency with is something that I wouldn't have thought of, so thanks again.

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