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Mountain Challenge

Voy Kay 30 Dec 2020

This was indeed a challenge. I like working with the knife but I am no wizard with it. The end result is rather poorly but I think it also had to do with using a square budget canvasboard (10"x10") and the cheapest oils ever (2 USD for 12 colours!). The latter was perfect for spilling a lot of paint yet showed poor results on canvas. Those cheap oils also didn't blend very well. In total, this creation took 45 minutes to do.
It is yet another experience and will happily move on to the next one!

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I think it does not look bad at all. The knife on a panel was disaster for me too.
What I like most that you got complex colors here. Your green shades are abundant and not just a sap green. I like that pond looks like snow field that has not melted yet, but spring is already bringing all the greens.

I want to try this too. I liked this episode for quite a while, but I have the same feel about consuming too much paint for something I am not sure. I think I may have enough cheaper paints to mix the various colors. Only issue is cad yellow, I have it only in expensive grade.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Dear Sunnylady,
Thank you for your kind comment!
Bob did mix a lot of colors here so that's why I came to some suprising results here and there.
Mostly blue, sap green, T-white and a lot of brown was used here, less of the cad yellow. Calculate about double paint usage because of the knife work and lots of knife cleaning!


Hats off to you Voy for attempting it. I hate the knife as much as it hates me so I won't be doing this one, I would just make an almighty mess. I just watched the video and I struggled to see the appeal while it was being created. Well done for having a go.

@TLP - agree with you this is bravery test and Voy you passed it with success!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

TLP and Sunnylady .... what would my artistic endeavours mean without you?!!! 💖

I've watched this episode and thought about trying it just to get some practice with knife work. I think you did an amazing job here! Great idea to go with the budget oils since it uses so much paint. Something for me to ponder.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Yepp, for such messy work, budget oils are your thing. Have a go and you will learn if knife painting is your thing or not Heather!

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