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Winter's Grace

WirayudaG 10 Aug 2019

Earlier today I got a sudden urge to paint – one knows not from whence or from whom, but it struck me greatly that I just had to buy a canvas panel from a local store. After almost a month of not paining due to the beginning of the new academic year of school – and school already being really damn busy! – I have taken the liberty to pick up my brushes and oil paints, and paint again!

I wanted to do a winter scene, and after scrolling through some Bob Ross winter sceneries, this one appealed to me the most. It was Bob Ross' Winter's Grace from The Joy of Painting Season 28 Episode 9.

It was completed in two hours, and I am really not sure if I have improved or not. The highlights on the trees were definitely improved; and the painting was simple, for it was monochromatic, so to say. I only used Titanium White, Phthalo Blue, Prussian Blue, and Midnight Black. A very cold painting: it is literally just shades of blue, and white.

My troubles lie in the river, and also in the evergreens (again). My fan brush started to break up such that the distant trees cannot be as sharp and distinct as Ross'; and due to that the texture of the evergreens look off.

I think I improved my evergreens but it still doesn't look as realistic nor does it have the texture to make it appear real. It is most likely from the fan brush as it is not as dense as the Bob Ross fan brush (which I am getting very soon, so we shall see what happens).

Nevertheless I am quite happy with this painting. I have gotten some great compliments from my friends and family already, but it is interesting what you have to say. Do comment on any suggestions if you have any – they would really help!

But until then, I wish you all happy painting, and God bless, my friend.


I love the cold weather of winter. When you breathe, there is nothing better than cold air filling your lungs. I can see this effect in your picture. The shades of the blue color are beautiful and the evergreen trees are beautifully made, congratulations.

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