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Mountain Summit

cajunrph 16 Jan 2020
Mountain Summit

First try. I think I used too much liquid white. As from the get go everything wasn’t sticking correctly. My happy little clouds didn’t work out. I attempted too many peaks in my mountain. Failed to save some shading area. And the snow didn’t stick like Bob’s did. I was following along with the booklet that game with the paint kit. Then I tried to fix some of the accidents. Trees here and there. I didn’t follow closely enough as I crammed the whole painting on the first half of the canvas. Then I had to wing it. How do y’all judge the about of liquid white is optimal. I heard Bob once say with liquid clear to wipe
It down with a towel if you’re not sure if you have too much. I’ll back off of the liquid white next time. It’s just hard to judge on a white canvass if it’s fully covered.

I used up all the paint thinner and then had to use my mineral spirits I got from Lowe’s for clean up. If I’m gonna tank a quart of paint thinner each painting I might need a cheaper option. Haha. Fire away.


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Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

It's a common error in the beginning to use too much liquid white or liquid clear. if too many, you can gently wipe off the entire canvas with a paper towel. For some helpful hints to start oil painting, I can recommend Bob Ross instructional video on YouTube. Here is the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT0RNrTDHkI
There you will find multiple helpful hints that will improve your painting, including a few tips concerning the paint thinner. Good luck!

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