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Winter Barn

HLarson3 09 Jun 2021

A bit disappointed in my sky, maybe didn’t use enough liquid clear (because I had fear of doing so)? I liked my gnarly brown tree on the right but knew it was getting dwarfed by the birches, which I liked overall, just need a bit more “vision” on how to make those dead sticky tree branches look right. Experience.

Spent of ton of time getting the barn to a happy place here, and that’s my favorite part. I learned a ton doing that. Overall a happy painting, easier than most I think, due to the limited palette and limited fan brush use (ha).



I always struggle with cabins and I don’t think I have even attempted a barn yet. I might now:). This looks good. Well done. Your profile made me laugh. I goofed off in art class and wish I would have paid attention then. Always a stick figure drawing guy. Oh well. Bob lives on and he taught us to paint long after he passed. I enjoyed your art.

Thank you! This has been a journey and we are just getting started. Painting alongside two younger ones adds another wrinkle of mental fortitude to each piece, but by the end we all feel like we’ve gone for a long, wild ride and are “mostly” glad we did. It’s good to show them that we all make mistakes and just gotta keep on rolling.

I just did a stick figure drawing last week! They have their place I swear…

That’s a refreshing line to hear especially in this day and age “we all make mistakes a d just gotta keep on rolling.” I applaud that. How true. My five year old has an interest in painting. Recently been taking her to the studio with me. She “helps” me lol. She does actually help me gesso the canvas and prep it. And she has her own glow in the dark acrylics I let her use on canvases I got for her. One of these days it would be cool to teach her bobs method but the oil thinner makes me a bit nervous. That’s really cool you paint with your kids. Def good bonding. It’s one of her fav things to do with dad.

My three year old still talks about the “Bob Ross painting” he did (putting black gesso on two canvasses)! And my five year old is also eager to dive in, he practiced mountains the other day with us but yes, we are holding off for now too, so that when we do take on the challenge, it’s fun. Keep on keeping on. If we can nurture just a bit of Bob’s kindness and dogged pursuit of excellence in our kids, we will have changed the world for the better.

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