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Frozen Solitude

Emchop 27 Jun 2021

This was my first ever attempt at a Bob painting, indeed at anything remotely arty. After enjoying watching Bob as a form of relaxation for a number of months and loving how simple he makes it all look, I thought I would have a go myself.

This is from New Year's Day 2021. I know it is really not good but having not an artistic bone in my body, I was so chuffed that it actually turned out to look something like it should. I had the wrong paints as bought acrylics and ran out of white so a lot of the snow is actually white matt emulsion!

Anyway, it started a new hobby/obsession and was a great source of distraction and connection during lockdown as I paint with 2 friends via Teams.


I love this! I am very impressed that you did it as, not only a first painting, but with acrylics! I had joined a painting class when I was a teenager...didn't go anywhere with it, because it turned out to be an oil class and Mum had bought me acrylics because they were cheaper...teacher was horrible to me about it too. I still tried, but my painting came out absolutely nothing like what she was teaching. Kudos to you for getting this! I really do quite like it. Especially the big mountain and fluff of snow/mist at its base.

What a horrible teacher - such an impressionable age and these ‘throw away’ moments/comments can stay with you for years - and not just in painting or art.

You crack on with what you’re doing stick two fingers up to that old teacher 😂

She really was terrible. I only attended two of the six classes, because she laid into me so bad. One of the older ladies in that class even offered to give me some of her oils to use, but the teacher wouldn't allow it, saying that lessons needed to be learned by those who didn't follow directions. *sigh* You're right, it's something I'll apparently never forget (it happened almost 30 years ago).
But I still do love your painting!

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