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Gray Mountain

jacqueline72 04 Nov 2021

Hello everybody! Tried gray mountain...had mostly problems with the highlights on the bushes. Bob said...add some liquid white. I expected an other outcome....help? thnx

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Honestly, the bushes here look pretty good to me. There's yellow at the top and darkness at the bottom. I can make out individual shrubs, so it doesn't look flat. It's a good painting.

I think one of the biggest things with highlighting is having a good deal of thinner paint on the brush and lightly touching/dabbing the canvas, so the thinner paint is pulled off the brush. At least that's the theory, anyway. I still have troubles putting enough paint on the brush, so I don't have to mash the bristles. 🙂

As I said, very nice painting. Great sky and mountains...everything works together. You should be pleased with the result.

This is beautiful! Another thing that helped me with bush/tree highlights besides the liquid white is making sure your brush has a lot of paint on it, and reload often. Look up Bob Ross' "workshop" on YouTube, part one, and do the tree section. That turned my highlights around and he explains a little better and in more detail how to make it work! Still a stunning painting!!

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You still have a lot of good going on in this one. For bush highlights I use a good amount of paint and either a tad liquid white or liquid clear (depending on the effects you're looking for) and then just use a light pressure. Also I like adding a few white sticks / twigs in them (usually with the liner brush).

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