Another Bob Ross painting today and this one was ordered and chosen by the missus. I really scratched my hair at first (for the very very few hairs I have left!) but the minute I started, I was inspired and flying! The preparation with black gesso is not difficult at all, one simply needs to keep in mind to use few at the top and a lot at the bottom. The combination of sap green and liqid clear was a bit of a struggle, where Bob urges us to use very few clear yet the sap green was simply eating it all up! In the end, I even ended up more with a little yellow kind of colour then a greenish one. Still, I thought it was suitable and went along.
In all the foliage was the most difficult since highlighting bushes isn't really my thing. I got all the mixes right though and the tree leaves were a success.
The family agrees that the giant tree is the absolute eye catcher in this painting, together with .... well, ... who has spotted Peapod already?! The tree was done with a knife and I think it was one of the simpliest I ever painted (Really inspired today!).
Canvas used was a high quality 12"x16" and this creation was done (gesso work not included) in less then two hours. Don't be mistaken, this painting looks tougher then it really is, but it is not so hard so please, have a try at this one!