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Distant Mountains

lockdown larry 28 Dec 2020

I am not a painter! But I really enjoyed having a go at this in lockdown. Found out the mountains are so hard to do, though Bob makes them look so easy. I like the reflection but the water itself, not so good! Fun scratching the branches in with the palette knife



You did a good job on the mountains... I'm by no means an expert but to me the canvas looks a little dry..I used to put on liquid white VERY thin like he said to do till I watched bob put it on(watch episode 1 season 1)... it's alot thicker than I thought and since then I've had little trouble with reflections or blending(except my own problems.. lol).. but really like picture and front bushes

Felix Creator of

"I am not a painter!"

Liar! You're creating great paintings of landscape scenes. If that doesn't make you a painter I don't know what does!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

You are having fun Larry, that's the best part of painting Bob Ross and own creations!!!

I laughed at that too... but then realized he was right.. your an artist not a put a piece of yourself into a painting everytime you put brush to canvas... and then WHAM you are officially an artist... bob wished everyone to never be satisfied with any painting because that will inspire you to do another painting and to do it better.. my family hates that I nitpick my paintings

Yes, Mobrad, I think you are right that the canvas was too dry. I will try with more liquid white next time!

As Dory said in Nemo... just keep swimming... doing great job as is everyone who has the courage to submit a painting... look forward to seeing others that you paint

Love the mountains and the water actually, you have some nice reflections there. To me it feels like a photograph. I really like this even if you aren’t so keen.
Just have fun with it, and practice always leads to improvements.

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