I recycled an old semi-giant canvas, 20"x28", and painted black gesso over it. In search of a Bob Ross painting with black gesso, I stumbled upon this creation from Bob which is one of my favourites (I have many favourites!). Viewing what our successful members achieved with this one, I defenitely wanted to give it a try as well.
The giant size needed some getting used to but at least, I could put all my big brushes to work with this creation.
Giant paintings also mean other (object) dimensions, more paint and specially time consuming. I needed to control these all very carefully.
Hardest part of this painting was cutting the giant oval and controlling the amount of liquid white & Phthalo blue in my tree foliage and bushes. Yet ....I think I made it work this time!
Easiest were, by far, the big trees on the left. As my family stated, they are about the best I ever painted so far! To tell you the truth, such trees are so much easier to paint on a big canvas!
Lots of work went into the sky but also into the evergreens which I wanted to be outstanding! All were left dark to contrast better with the sky and the water. Bob never bothered to make reflections of the big evergreens, nor the lighted sky. I hope I have proved him wrong with my version!
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