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Secluded Bridge

moai 09 Aug 2021

Painted on an 18 x 14 Hard Frame Back. I added a second waterfall because the perspective did not look right without a shift in the river. I also added a rock in the foreground to make the left side look better. I tried to add many layers and planes in this painting. I also added a home for Bob's Bunny rabbit friends and a home for Peapod and his other squirrel friends. This was a tricky one to get the river to look realistic in the woods.



I love all your work this is lovely
What paints do you used, I am asking cause I also paint in acrylic

I use heavy body acrylics. specifically I use the artist's loft professional high viscosity Titanium White. I find it is important to use thick paint for clouds, waves, waterfalls, and snow. I try to use all of Bob's colors except for black which I use Arteza, Winsor & Newton, or Artist's Loft level 2 or 3. I have a Michael's close by, so that is why I use Artist's Loft brand. I am sure any high or medium viscosity acrylic will work. The specific color of black does not matter I have found (Mars, Carbon, Ivory, or other) I have found dark sienna does exist in acrylics so I go with burnt umber and for burnt umber I use burnt sienna. Van Dyke Brown can be hard to find and I have to order it from Amazon, but Raw Umber is a good match for it and is more readily available. I like the Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylics for any of the colors that match. Phthalo Blue can be a pain to find also. I am currently using MyArtScape Phthalo Blue from Amazon, but when that is finished I have Grumbacher Thalo Blue.. I try to use paints made in the USA, then ones made in any country, but China. That is more of a personal choice. I do use some brushes that are made in china, but there is not much of a choice there. Some are also nylon, but some are natural brushes including several Bob Ross Brushes. The only Bob Ross brush that I am not a fan is the #2 script liner. I find it too thick and I use a thinner nylon brush. I find any medium or high viscosity paint work the best which are more pricey than low viscosity paint. I do have a low viscosity white and black for liquid white and black.

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