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Distant Mountains

Voy Kay
07 Dec 2020

Double celebration with this creation for me on December the 7th. It is my 100th Bob Ross recreation! And it is exact to date one year that I took on oil painting with the wet on wet technique.
No worries, there will be champaign tonight!

It is the second time I paint this creation. the first time was in fact my very first oil painting ever so here I merely wanted to notice the difference between the two. What have I learned? How did I evolve? What mistakes do I make still? Did upgraded materials really made a difference?
Most questions had a positive answer, others did not.

First one can be viewed here:

Canvas used was a high quality 16"20" and took some three hours (really relaxed). My mountains were just not high enough so added a second layer of distant trees, which in fact came out very suitable.

Please enjoy and note the fact that I took 9 pictures of the end result and none showed as good as the actual creation. Pity!

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This is beautiful, I love it all, the soft evergreens in the foreground,the mighty imposing mountain in the distance and that shimmer of light in the crystal blue water, what's not to like and who wouldn't want to go there! Fantastic. Voy, one of your greatest creations in my humble opinion ๐Ÿ‘

Congratulations on the Ton! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ––

Voy Kay
Conqueror of Challenges

Dear Nivek, such great and welcoming comment!

Well, if you compare the two, one year apart, there is quite some difference, not only in execution but also in changing the creation a little more to my personal liking. I would have never done that months ago.
How do they call that??? Maturing? Hmmm, like wine, I hope it is!
Appreciated your cheers and till next one!

PS: I am at 102 now since today was a very creative day!! The meter keeps running! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Congrats on your major milestone! I like the idea of going back and redoing my first painting on my 1 year anniversary. The only problem is that it was so rough I canโ€™t actually tell which exact Bob Ross painting it was ๐Ÿ˜‚

Voy Kay
Conqueror of Challenges

Thank you so much for your cheers Lilikens!
I can encourage you to try an anniversary painting, cause that will really show your progress made.
I think the one you are referring to (a perfect winter day) is a suitable one, why not try it?

Till next one!

Turns out that I posted it under the wrong title! Itโ€™s not a perfect winter day but I canโ€™t figure out which one it is. All I remember is that the background started with him dabbing blue and black acrylic paint all over the canvas with a paper towel. Have you ever painted that one?

Voy Kay
Conqueror of Challenges

Ah yes, that's 'Teton winter' S24E3.

In my eyes anything but an easy one but the acrylic effect does something special.
And yes, I created that one since I completed season 24.

๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚! Nice work. The mountain shadows, reflections and varied color shrubs stand out.

Thatโ€™s it thatโ€™s it! Mine looks nothing like it so I didnโ€™t label it correctly lol

Voy Kay
Conqueror of Challenges

Thank you FVG, wished that the quality of the picture would match the real thing cause it's on display in our dining room and we all love it!
I did spend some time beforehand to really learn what hazards this creation could bring. I also learned a lot from my befindings with the first painting. I document each and every painting/creation so I know what was good and what was wrong.

Till next one!

Congrats on the one year mark Voy! and Wonderful creation! It turned out very nice!

Voy Kay
Conqueror of Challenges

Super Heather! Pity that the pictures' quality never equals the real painting.

Now up to 200?! I don't know really, since there aren't that many left that hold my interest. Will have to think hard about it.

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