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Distant Mountains

Voy Kay 15 Dec 2019

This is my very first painting using oil paint and the wet on wet technique, only my second painting ever on canvas. My family was stunned by it and they truly believe it was the best I ever created of all my paintings (about all not on canvas!). They absolutely want to see more of these kind of paintings by me.
The biggest challenge was to prepare the canvas. I had no liquid white so needed to use linseed and titanium white instead. In all, it worked out fine, much to my content.
The air and the water were so much fun to do and fairly easy to paint. The trees also went very nice yet the bushes and the path were far more challenging. Guess I didn't use enough paint at first.
The mountains were quite a success for myself since I had never ever painted with a knife before. It gave me the encouragement to continue this technique!
In all, the work took about about two hours to paint where most of the time I was following Bob's instructions and cleaning brushes!


Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Two months without comments for my very first effort …. guess my wife was the only one who thought this was indeed not a poor painting after all.

Your trees are excellent and your water is perfect! You should be proud, ESPECIALLY if it’s your first oil painting. Nice job!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

SUPERB Officerharbin, a most wonderful welcomed comment and cheers for this painting! It was indeed my very first oil painting ever, and that after watching reruns of Bob's show on tv for months.
So I finally got the courage to try it myself with amateur brushes, some hasty bought oils, a 15 year old canvas and nodding knees.
Wife was crazy about the result as for myself, I could not believe I was able to do this since I'm into drawing, not painting.
For my 100th painting, I intend to paint this one again, so that I can clearly see the progress made.
Till next one and thanks for the visit!!

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