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Graceful Mountains

dracula 30 Jan 2021

I don't know exactly why, but at the last minute, I decided to not use the palette knife to make the paint break on the mountains and instead just painted them with a smallish flat brush. It took a little longer, but not by that much; maybe it added an extra 30 minutes to the whole thing, making it about 3 hours and 15 minutes from beginning to end, which is still pretty fast for me. Besides the mountains I like the crooked little evergreen in the foreground.



Oh that so worked, the mountains look fabulous. I've always admired your dark colour schemes, those dark green evergreens are so realistic, what paints did you use?

I love the effect you've created in your mountains, the closest one is really choppy, like you would see in the Carpathians (your homeland lol). I very much prefer this look to the usual knife breaking method. Your sky is brilliant as usual, I can hardly take my eyes off it.

Oh Dracula! Those peaks are so fantastic! I like thinking this is another world on one of the planets with oxygen! It is beautiful!


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Thank you, I am glad you all enjoy the risks I took with the mountains. I may try this again next time I have a Bob Ross mountain come up.

@Nivek1971 - These are mostly just the Bob Ross colors listed in the book, EXCEPT, I am out of Midnight Black, so I just used Ivory Black and tried to warm it up with Alizarin Crimson. I'm pretty sure there's a comment somewhere where @SunnyLady decoded the composition of Midnight Blck, but I couldn't locate it off-hand, so I just did the best I could.

I can’t say enough good things about this painting. The tree in the foreground and the pines, the way you did the jagged mountains.... oh my goodness. I love all of it!!!

Wow this is so fantastic. You have a real gift!! Beautiful work.

@Nivek - Bob Ross black is mix of Alizarin PR83 and Phtalo green PG7. This is transparent color with purple tint.
@dracula - I watched Interstellar yesterday and I think if second world had oxygen this would be that awesome!

This is such an incredible painting! Teach me! Seriously though, what brushes/techniques do you use to get such detail in the vegetation/mountains? Do you do the whole painting in one go or do anything special to get all the layers to stick?

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