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Sunlight in the Shadows

Voy Kay 29 Oct 2020

A quickie in between more serious stuff. I wanted to do this one because I intend to complete season 27. Besides that, I do like Dana Jesters' style as well. Yet I keep asking myself why he somehow neglected the right side of the painting.
This is a fast painting but requires a lot of attention to light/shadow work as well as some serious steady handling of the 1 inch brush (in my case) for foliage and grass.
This was never painted with my full heart, I admit, and it remains hard for me to handle a 1" brush on smaller canvasses (I painted this on a canvasboard 10"x12").

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Voy, this is great painting! The eye travels to that light to escape the dark forest. I think if there are too many details on the right that would attract attention and would argue with the highest point of contrast in this painting.

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The more I look at this painting Sunnylady, the more I learn to love it. I wished I had paid far more attention to the trees on the right but I thought they were going to be covered so ....
This would work a lot better on a bigger canvas, that's my best tip for everybody!

Voy, I really like how this turned out. Iā€™m so curious to follow that path and see the wonders in the light.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Tom, it is worth to try! A good tip I can give you is to watch the full apisode up front, so that you have a pretty good idea what will be coming to you. And yes, pay (moren then me!) attention to the right side trees and give them a better finish without using highlights.


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Heather, didn't you know? The tardis is parked right on the left of that path behind that tree!!

Hahaha, so happy you like it, my friend!

haha wonderful! Time for some more time-traveling adventures then!

Oh guys Bob Ross Channel on YouTube released short cute video. Check it out.

Sunnylady do you perhaps have a link?

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Is that the one, for Bob's birthday, where all his fans paint the same creation and it's combined into one video?

@doggymommee8301, @Voy Kay.
Yes. And here is the link.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Bingo!!! šŸ˜‹

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