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Golden Rays of Sunshine

Tom0779 29 May 2020

I know this is a very popular Bob Ross painting. It is very similar to „snow birch“ which I also painted with acrylics.( this is still not finished and to follow later)

However once I finished the „underpainting“ I did not want to color it. As few others I will leave this paintings as it is in black and white tones. It was painted some weeks ago on 40 x 30 cm acrylics paper.



I really like this. Depth and detail is great just with your white and black. Id say keep it just as it is.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Best trees I've seen in quite a while, scriptliner magic!!
And yes, you might wanna keep this B&W version!

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thanks LJMpaintings and Voy Kay. This one is perfect for practice tree details with the liner brush.

I will definitely keep this one as it is. Maybe I paint it again one day with coloring.

Great painting Tom!

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thanks Sunnylady. I think it’s quite an effective one.

dracula Power Painter

Really superb script liner work plus a really nice sense of depth in the foreground. Well done!

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thank you dracula.

lightsnow Community Helper

This is incredibly well done. I've been meaning to try this one for a while but it looks like a lot of work. I was thinking I'd just black gesso the bottom and do that purely in oils. I am not a huge fan of adding an oil color glaze to Bob's acrylic bushes. But I do like how you did the bottom of this painting. You've inspired me! I might have to give this one a shot.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thanks a lot lightsnow for the positive feedback. Good luck for this one!

This is beautiful. Don't think I'm quite ready for this level of detail, but I'm going to put it in my "do when I can do it justice" file.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thank you leaderbug. I never thought this one would bring that amount of positive feedback. This one is quite effective, it looks much harder as it is. I made the background like Bob did in his show, just with a paper towel. The most challenging part is the scrip liner work on the small branches. This takes some time and needs a bit of practice. The foreground was very fast to finish. I dipped the brush alternately into the grey and white with some touch of black.
Overall it is definitely worth to try this one, with or without coloring.


Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thanks Tracy.

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