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Island in the Wilderness

WirayudaG 10 Jul 2019

This was a very quick, 20x30cm painting based from Bob Ross' most popular painting, Island in the Wilderness from the Joy of Painting Season 29 Episode 1. I actually painted over my brother's extremely failed acrylic painting, hence once could see some of the bumpy and rough areas that bulge out of the canvas (he was trying to paint along Bob Ross with acrylic paints lol xD). This was a very quick painting, painted on the 9th of July: I took around one and a half hours to complete it; —the size of the canvas gave me a lot of trouble.

The only real trouble I had was having to work on a really small canvas with a 1-inch brush. My evergreens improved in shape but I had a lot of trouble putting on those highlights. My fan brush is a #5 which is considerably large for a 20x30cm canvas. I found it almost impossible to make effective bushes, and I ended up using the fan brush for most of the foreground.

I also still do not know how to sign a painting. I tried, to no avail, and I ended up just blending that with the water (hence that little purplish spot in the bottom left of the painting).

I am quite satisfied with how this looks, actually. I merely joked around thinking I could paint along Bob Ross in a 20x30cm canvas, and I really wasn't pressured painting this (unlike my previous painting, —gosh the pain)—moreover, no mountains! :D

Alas, this might me the last of my painting streak for the month: school shall be starting very soon and I am afear'd that I could only paint once or twice a month. So I shall probably be posting some of my works of literature—something that I actually have been doing for 8 months.

Until then, I would like to wish you all happy painting, and God bless, my friend.


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