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Original Creation

Around the Bend - Bill Alexander

Dirk1968 20 May 2023

Again, I found time today between my appointments to finish something that I had started two days ago. My attention fell on this BA painting and I started the attempt. The first part was only the sky and the second today, mountains, etc. I tried to keep Bill's style and let you incorporate a certain own note. I have once again made the sky softer than in the original and provided the mountains with a little more character, in my opinion. There were some things in the sky that turned out to be more difficult than expected and it was also a bit tricky. Nevertheless, it was fun to gain a little more experience again. Just like Bill says in the tutorial "it is so nice that it hurts" I hope I lived up to the Old Master and you like the painting too. So Here it is ,my Version of "Around the Bend" by Bill Alexander

Canvas, 24 x 30 cm ( 9.45 x 11.80 inch ) 2 x white Gesso , liquid white , Time overall 4 Hours, No BR brushes ,but the BR knife
The second picture underneath is after a few days drying



Yay! A beautiful painting from you my friend! πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ🧑 That sky is insane gorgeous! I am sure you have learned a few nuggets in this one. Don't we always when we overcome a challenge in a painting?! Well done Dirk!!

Thank you my friend . It was a Little challenge πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ😎

Pietro1963 Master of Monsters

Any fish in that pond Dirk?If so,I'll bring a few cold ones and we can kick back a bit!cheers,bro.

So gorgeous and that sky is fabulous!

I'm already building the grill on Bro πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ I think one or the other can be pulled out πŸ‘€πŸ˜Ž

Hey Sandy, thank you for your continued support. I'm always happy to hear from youπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜Ž

It is really good. I seem to like the Bill Alexander paintings better than Bob’s, but that is just my taste. You did a good job. It is beautiful.

This is wonderful Dirk. The pine trees are my favorite part I think. I cannot seem to do upward growing pines.

Hey Cold , i like Bobs too but in the moment i try the Little rougher Style of Bill . In the future, there will be more from Bob again. Thanks for your supportπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜ŽπŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ

Tomi , thank you for your nice comment . I'm sure you'll get the pine trees. Try different brushes and try again and again. Just a matter of practice . Look at Bills Tutorials that much .its a different way to paint trees πŸ˜ŽπŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‘πŸΌ

fantastic... definitely nailed it .. well done

Hey David , thank you sooo much . I appreciate it

This is lovely Dirk. Good job πŸ‘

Good Morning Niv, nice to hear from you and thank you very much for your motivating wordsπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸΌ

Beautiful picture all around and I really like the mountains and sky! Great job Dirk!

Hey Brian , thank you for your support and your kind words. I appreciate thatπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸΌ

Awesome work Dirk! There is also a Bob episode called around the bend :)

Hey Tom , thank you for your motivatiing Words and yes i Know Bobs Episode . Greetings from Germany πŸ˜ŽπŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ

Beautiful, so realistic!

Thank you so much abha!! I take your words as motivation πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ

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