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Autumn Glory

jkarnowski 02 Dec 2019

Latest attempt at painting with Bob Ross, with an autumnal scene.

- The new brushes I got were way better than previous brushes, which was awesome.
- Doing the wet on wet technique requires a different primer than what I was previously using, so I used the right one this time, and it was great.
- The new primer and brushes made clouds seem easier. Previous mountain trials made that easier to do too. I liked those parts of the painting.

- With browns in the mix, EVERYTHING kept turning brown and I couldn't figure out how to make it stop. In Bob's piece, he had so many bright colors popping (yellows, oranges, reds, greens, whites), but they look so brown and muted here on mine.
- I misjudged the birch tree and made a large trunk best the top so it looks strange, like it's a baobab tree.
- with the browns and general overpowering of strong colors, the water once again looks dark and not great. I tried what he demonstrated, which was similar to how he blended the clouds (which I finally got to work this time!), but couldn't get it right.


The mountains and water look great, I also struggle with the colors turning brown. Not as easy as he makes it look :)

Felix Creator of

One tip for your highlights colors is to thin them with liquid white or a little bit of paint thinner. Thin paint sticks to thick paint and prevents mud mixing

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