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The Property Line

Tom0779 28 Apr 2020

3 rd oil painting. This is very different from common Bob Ross paintings. Not sure if someone likes it, for me it would have been better to use liquid white than liquid clear. I started too dark with the sky already and then the other parts also got too dark as a consequence. The big tree in the foreground is also not the best. More practice with these gentle paintings using liquid clear needed.



Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Dear Tom, of my 88 oil paintings already, at least half of those were done with liquid clear. I happen to be very comfortable with it since I adore the very sharp colours it produces, certainly very welcomed with my African paintings.
True, colours show darker and never pastelled but it's something I learned to work/live with. Bob uses this frequently, where normally liquid white should be used, simply to get certain effects. One of those is the enormous reaction paint thinner gives on liquid clear. Even a fraction of thinner eats into the clear!
I'm still very happy you are taking these oil endeavours on and just know you will get more and more comfortable with them.
Till next one!!

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thanks for your support Voy Kay. I still haven’t used the liquid white yet, in my second oil painting only at the bright sky part. There I mainly used liquid black 😀. So I feel the next one should be definitely a liquid white one.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Then keep in mind my friend, the colours will change drastically. It will be kind of a mixing your base colour with white. So dark blue will become light blue and so on. The more you will whipe, the more it will mix and that's what Bob's seeking in most of his paintings.
But you will be happily surprised with the amazing pastel effects you will obtain with liquid white.
Anther nice tip I can give you: don't use too much of it BUT make sure it fully covers the canvas! Bos applies it with criss cross strokes at first and then whipes it from left to right, from top to bottom several times to make certain the white is really stuck on every canvas particle …. manner of speaking.

Good luck and till soon!!!

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Yes, that sounds exactly the effect I want to create. I like those gentle colors, maybe due to the fact that I started painting with watercolors.

Dear Tom
Very beautiful painting ! You did many layers very well.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thank You Jin, I think you can do it much better than me. Sorry for the bad quality of the photo.

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