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Hidden Creek

MFrederick
16 Apr 2022

I have such a hard time tapping in grassy areas and leaving enough shadowy areas. Bob makes it look so easy. I end up mixing mud. And the knife work continues to elude me as in the dirt bank in the foreground. But I will continue to work at it.


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It looks good! I like the dirt bank on the right foreground! It looks natural!

Thank you. It took some work with the fan brush after bitching it with the knife. But like they say… people don’t wanna see how the hot dogs get made, they just enjoy the finished product!

Meant to say “botching” it!!!

Mgiese84
Cleanest Technique In The Game

I think both the grass and dirt area look just fine. Honestly I think sometimes tapping the grass in can be the hardest thing for me.

You got really awesome forest grass even if you struggled: color is nice and real, texture is messy like the grass in the forest., dirt is dirty, distance is dark as it is on a gloomy day in the forest. It reads like this is after rain forest. Very nice painting you got. Don't try to stick to BR technique if what you get is nicer than what his technique can offer, at the end for many people here it is only trampoline into other artistic adventures that lay ahead. Embrace those happy accidents they teaching more than a smooth sailing.

Thanks for the encouraging words. I DO improvise quite a bit. Kinda just take what the painting is giving me and go with it.

Well I think this is terrific! I really like this composition of Bob's.

Thanks so much!!

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