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Snowfall Magic

dracula 05 Oct 2019

I almost didn't pass the bravery test of spraying the falling snow on at the end. Kinda not sure how I feel about that. Got lots of practice with the liner brush though!


I learnt just couple of days ago when I went for acrylic class how to do controlled spray. So you dilute paint quite thin and use fan brush and soak it in. Then you take another brush in your other hand with bristles staying in the palm and use that other brush as stick and hit fan brush gently, so it generates nice round shape splatter. Painting needs to be horizontal. If it does not do spray, probably it's more thinning needed.

dracula Power Painter

Thank you @SunnyLady for your advice and insight! What you've described sounds much better than the weird, sloppy approach I took! I imagine there are more Bob Ross paintings that incorporate this technique (though I'm not sure which) and I will be better prepared the next time I encounter it, thanks to you!

@dracula I was so inspired by your work and attempt to do the same was a complete disaster. When I started 3 trees on the right I ended up with an awful monster. So I erased everything and did another landscape on the top of that yellowish canvas.

About splatter: hit stick with fan brush. So stick on the bottom and hit from the top. So movement of the fan brush splatters on the canvas. Sorry that confused you earlier.

bob_ross_watercolors Watercolor Virtuoso

This one is really atmospheric. Great job!!!

Love your work as always - your bravery to add the snow is a testament to your skill as an artist.

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