One year ago on February 4th, 2021, I picked up a paint brush and tried my first Bob Ross tutorial. I included it in this post for reference. I painted this one. I chose this one because we were really in the Midst of Winter, in the midst of a pandemic and I was filled with anxiety and my body wouldn't cooperate with me to sew something (which is how I relieved stress before).
I had heard that Bob was calming to many people and I also wanted to concentrate some serious time to learning how to paint.
One year later - today - I painted In the Midst of Winter again. And oh so far I have come! My barn actually stands up! My trees are beautiful. The highlight on the birch tree is lovely. I've moved up from craft paint from the dollarstore, to actual heavy body acrylics. I've learned that I can't use a palette knife for anything other than mixing paint. And a filbert brush makes the most wonderful trees. I've learned that to achieve something close to Bob's wet on wet technique in acrylics that you have to mix every. single. thing. with titanium white.
I'm starting to develop a style of my own and have painted quite a few originals. I now have an easel, and glass palette (no more paper plates). I bought a giant blue men's shirt from the Thrift store to wear over my clothes (and feel more Bob Ross-like).
I think I'm well on my way one year later! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️