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The Windmill

Tom0779 16 Jul 2020

Painted with acrylics on 30 x 40 cm canvas panel. The sky is very tough to create with acrylics, but I am not unhappy with the outcome. Adding a bit of phtalo green at near the horizon like Bob suggested gives it really a kick. I know that this is not a popular scene, but I recommend to paint it. It will teach you a lot regarding perspective and the windmill is definitely tough to make it look right.
i hope someone enjoys this creation.



Very nice! Great job on the buildings and the windmill has amazing detail. I hadn’t seen this one before, I’ll have to give it a try.

lightsnow Community Helper

That windmill is excellent, great job!

Wow really great job with the windmill! It is incredibly detailed.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

@ForestVueGallery: Thank you. Give it a try it is definitely a challenge and it is different from the typical Bob Ross scenes. And it is an eye catcher.
@lightsnow & @doggymommee8301: Thanks a lot for your positive feedback!

This is much better than Bob's work, Great depth and excellent cabins as usual.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Wow. Thanks a lot Jin.

This windmill reminds me about Cyprus... Excellent job Tom!

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thanks Sunnylady. I don’t have seen such a windmill yet, I just made it like Bob did in the episode. Actually I thought this is typical for the USA. It’s interesting that such mills also exist in Cyprus. What I actually found very cool is the sky, one can use it in other scenes too. And it was the first time I used phtalo green for a sky. This creates a nice atmosphere.

Sky is amazing indeed! I have read about phtalo green and it is amazing for the sky! Extremely unusual!

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

I know only this episode and S1E1 where he used phtalo green in the sky. Bill Alexander used it several times.

I recently saw an episode(Bill Alexander) with phtalo green in the sky and I was wondering about it.

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