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Campfire

Evarawks 19 Sep 2019

Liked it without the silhouette.


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lightsnow Community Helper

This came out really well. How difficult is this painting? It always seemed challenging to me, but then again, that was before I tried painting in this style. I feel it might be doable now.

Also, this makes me think about how the lone cowboy went off to the right to rock a pee and is currently out of frame.

It’s is actually easier than it looks. It’s a limited palette so it doesn’t have a lot of colors to worry about. The colors really pop off of the black gesso canvas.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Realy eye striking. Love that misty/smoky background and the rustique colouring!

I understand that this painting starts with a layer of black gesso. The original video doesn't say this, but is there supposed to a layer of liquid clear added prior to the first coat of dark oil paint?

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Bob indeed doesn't mention this in the video but you could use a very thin layer of liquid clear over the dried black gesso, so just before you add the A crimson. That way the paint will go very smoothly on the canvas and will be very easy to work with!

I would always use some type of base layer before any oil painting. Liquid clear or really any clear oil lets you use the blending style without the canvas fighting you.

After your nice comment on my painting, I looked at your work. Very impressive! Your take on Campfire is beautiful. I think I may try this one next.

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