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Countryside Oval

dracula 29 Dec 2019
Countryside Oval

I should say, I was feeling a bit dubious about painting in the breakout tree, but I went ahead and did it anyway; I think it's important to practice things that aren't necessarily to my current tastes. Also, I find that the standard contact paper I'm using does not provide adequate adhesion for doing these ovals (even using the hair dryer trick mentioned in earlier comments). My mom suggested looking for a similar product at a fabric store, which sounds like a promising prospect. If I find something better, I will be sure to mention it here.


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Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

This is absolutely mastering your paint and pencils. Really stunning in every sense! That breakout tree is worth a million! I can look at this for hours!

This is really well done! Wow!!

lightsnow Community Helper

Great tree and painting overall! I remember doing this on one of my recent paintings as well and feeling apprehension about doing that tree. It looks good, though. You did a great job. Were you using the script liner brush for the branches? Mine recently "split" so I had to buy another one online. Are you supposed to keep that little plastic tube over the bristles? I also have the same problem with my own contact paper, even with the hair dryer trick. It just won't stick. So I find myself painting with "inwards strokes" to make sure I don't have paint bleeding under the oval. Let us know if you find a better alternative. Fantastic job once again! To say you are on a roll would be an understatement. As I mentioned in one of my other comments, I think it's time for a video tutorial!

dracula Power Painter

Thank you, I am glad you enjoy this one. It's a little more subtle than some other Bob Ross compositions.

@lightsnow: Yes, the foreground tree branches are mostly made with the script liner brush. I've tried a few brands but keep coming back to the Bob Ross script liner. I also had trouble when mine "split" and I bought a second one, however, I was able to use a brush conditioner (I can find out the brand if you are interested) to get the original one back in proper shape so I just keep using that. I'm pretty sure I'd go fully bananas trying to fit the little plastic tube back over those long bristles after each session. Instead, I just try to make sure to draw it out into its proper pointed shape right after I clean it and that seems to work.

I posted a question to you (and whomever else might have an idea) in one of the other comments about video tutorials. Let me know what kind of things would help you and what kind of videos you would find most useful.

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