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A Walk in the Woods

mistyroze 20 Nov 2020
A Walk in the Woods

I have recently discovered Bob Ross. I dont know how i missed him in my timeline when he was originally on t.v. but i have much enjoyed kicking back of an evening and watching him create marvellous paintings while he talks in his dulcet tones. I find it so relaxing and if i dont have enough on my plate already (teen, cats, orgonite, swan plants, gardening and caterpillars) i find my self thinking... I can do that. So i did. My daughter wanted to go to the new $2 shop and when i was in there i thought ... oooh i should buy the materials and try that Bob thing. Oil paints, easel, flat brushes, A4 canvas pad, scraper, turps etc, my god that turps smells. On starting the painting video Series 1 episode 1 i find out Bob uses odourless turps 😃 I am not good at drawing and have never made a painting before. The colours are off as i didnt have the same ones he did and gosh it was quite tiring on my hand. oil paint on canvas propped on a cardboard box is quite tricky, you need to get in all the grooves of the paper. I painted along with him, pausing the heck out of it and only going a little ahead to get the next instruction. Here is the result. I will definitely be doing more.

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Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Bob's first episode is not an easy one, since he was also finding his way to host his show and show his skills.
I started almost a year ago, and can hardly stop creating. What I learned is that good materials are really more then helpful with your painting.
I hope you will be creating more, never be afraid to do so and to share it with us!

Welcome new friend to our community! Happy you are here. Voy is right, that first season is quite difficult. I tried s1e1 and the horrible aftermath was scraped off and that particular canvas is in my recycle pile. Great first try, and I look forward to your next.

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