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Northern Lights

Mrs C 01 Jan 2021

On a small 8X12 canvas, I ws scared to try this, acrylic dried too fast, but overall I'm happy with the effect. The Aroura needs work of course but I think my mountains have come on a bit. The little trees def bought it more to life I think.
First painting for me in 2021, and I'm glad I tried something different.
This is my BR painting number 8.



Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

The pyramids under the Northern lights!

For sure this wasn't easy because of using acrylics! Hope you will try oils one day!

I have done a couple of paintings in oils and they are still drying. Acrylic is much easier to clean and I have been having some difficulty cleaning. Having checked the forums I have some stuff on order to help, but for now using acrylic so I can still paint.
If you look at my mountains in my other paintings, I think I see improvement, do you?
Also next time I do this I might try Bobs other one or maybe compose differently, but as this is only my 8th painting and I had tried to avoid mountains because of pallet knife, I do really feel that I have made some progress, still a long way to go, but some progress at least.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Mountains, bushes, foliage, taller buildings .... those are the most trouble spots for all beginning 'Bob Ross' painters.
It does help to view the tutorials (there 4 or 5 of these episodes), it also helps to view/read other community members but most of all, it is down to practice AND having the right tools at hand.
I used amateur equipment at first but when I spotted that I had some talent for this, I switched to more professional equipment (paint & tools).
For the rest, I watch and learn a lot from Bob and the community so that I'm better prepared when taking a painting on.
I can't really judge your creation to its full value since I have practically no experiene with acrylics. But you actively understand the value of shapes, shadows and distance. That already means a lot, seriously!

Good luck on your further paintings and if help/advice is needed, feel always free to ask around. The community (incl. myself) will always try to help you!

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