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Secluded Bridge

dracula 18 Jul 2020
Secluded Bridge

I'm not sure I've actually been closer to abandoning a Bob Ross painting than I was while working on this one. I got off to a weird start and never caught my stride. I'm glad I pressed on ahead though.

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I'm glad you pressed on ahead too! This is just beautiful. I especially enjoy the row of trees on the right.

lightsnow Community Helper

I have to say, I now exactly the feeling you're describing. It's happened to me a few times. I'd catch myself fantasizing about various ways to destroy the canvas - ripping it up, burning it in my fire pit, throwing it out the window, etc. It's a good thing you decided to soldier on though because this is a really nice painting. What made this painting a difficult experience for you? Any particular aspects?

dracula Power Painter

@lightsnow - Yeah, I don't know if I was just having an off day or if there's something in this composition that I misinterpreted, but starting with the far background trees, I felt like there was nothing to grip onto to create depth and dimension. Maybe part of it is that there is no clear light source. The whole thing just felt flat and "sing-songy" until I got to the foreground, but by then I was pretty discouraged.

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