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Mountain Mirage Wood Shape

dracula 26 Jun 2021

I'm not as fond, generally, of Bob Ross's "novelty" paintings and definitely wasn't looking forward to this one. I do not have a band saw and had to use a hand saw and coping saw to make the panel. It all worked out okay and I'm reminded that I prefer working on panel rather than stretched canvas. In the end, this was a fun painting. I should know better than to doubt Bob, lol!

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Well done!

A wonderful piece Dracula! Very natural trees and colors! This hard work to saw the shape of the tree - it is impressive. Surely preparing this panel was quite a challenge as well!

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

I didn't expect that someone really goes through this procedure. The painting itself is amazing, as all of your paintings are, because you can see the hard work you put on them. Any idea how long it took you overall (preparing the wood + painting)?

Wow!! You cut it out?! That's a fabulous piece of art!! Nice job on cutting out the foreground tree. I bet that was the hardest part.

dracula Power Painter

Thanks everyone! I appreciate your encouraging words! Yes, cutting out the panel was probably the hardest part, especially using hand tools. If I had a band saw, it would have taken 5 minutes. @Tom0779. I think the panel took about 45 minutes to cut and then three rounds of white gesso to make sure I had a good surface to work on. The painting itself took around 3 hours, maybe a little less.

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