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Mystic Mountain

ironsoap 14 Jan 2019

This wasn't the painting I intended to do when I got out the ol' two-inch brush, but I had fun with it anyway. I think my mountains came out less mystic than I intended, which gave the whole scene more of a Grandeur of Summer vibe than it was perhaps supposed to. Still, the mountains came out better (after a couple of tries) than my other recent attempts so I was pretty happy about that.
This was also the first one I did with my new official Bob Ross palette and it was so nice to finally have plenty of mixing room and a really smooth surface for scraping with the knife. I kinda like the aesthetic of my old wood palette but yeah acrylic is the way to go.


Felix Creator of

What do you think is missing that makes your mountains less mystic?

I really like the texture on the trees in the background, they seem pretty mystic to me!

@Felix I think the intention in Ross's original was for the mountains to be further back and more subdued, with the mountains between them and the foothills more pronounced. The more I look at it the more I think the two peaks on the left are closer to what I think I was aiming for, although the two on the right came out better in my opinion.
Thanks for the feedback! I appreciate your positivity.

nice mountains

the mountains are majestic

I think this is beautiful.The foliage in particular has a lovely tonal quality.

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