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Waterfall in the Woods

Ninoum 18 Nov 2022

Still figuring out that 2 inch brush. I had to use my fan brush for the fern. I can’t get the pattern that Bob’s getting. Even for my trees & bushes, I have to use my 1” & half size round brush. I was thinking it could be the brush itself the issue. I didn’t get to choose and feel the brush before buying it. I got it online. Any tips?

Oils Acrylics


Here's a tip, Nancy. Don't worry about using the specific brush Bob uses. Your paintings are INCREDIBLE (especially since you just started two months ago). So, If it takes a fan brush, or a toothbrush, or a makeup brush, to get great ferns, then so be it. Whatever works.

Once I stopped trying to do everything the way Bob does it, that's when I experienced the "Joy of Painting." A little plug there for his show. 🙂 Seriously, just keep on doing what you're doing, and you'll get better and better.

Love the depth in this one, too, for a deep-in-the-woods scene. Great job.

Best wishes.

Thank you so much for this amazing tip! 😀 I guess you are right. I was trying to follow exactly what Bob was doing and it was getting me frustrated at times.

Thank you for the nice critiques. 🥰

Another awesome painting from you! It’s amazing that you just started painting and I look forward to all of your posts!

Awwwww! Thank you Brian! That means a lot! ☺️ As all of you, I am addicted and try to learn as much as possible every time I paint. I always had an ability/ affinity with arts and music. But I never tried painting before 2.5 months ago. I guess I was ready.

Looks fantastic! The highlights on the plants are very nicely done. As others have said don’t worry so much about the brush you use. My favorite blender brush isn’t even designed for painting - it’s a makeup brush!

Thank you Lili! ☺️ I love the tip on the blender brush!!! I can picture how well it would blend. I’ll give it a shot!

So beautiful

Granted I use acrylics not oils but the brush I use is called real techniques powder brush (I just Google RT 201 when I need a new one). It’s super soft and doesn’t shed.

Thank you kculliton! ☺️

I am searching for that brush right now Lili! Thanks again!!

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