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Original Creation

Grandpa‘s barn 2. version

Tom0779 30 May 2020

This is the corrected version of Grandpa's barn. I changed the foliage of the tree and especially I put more lighter grass around the foot of the big tree. I made this as an original creation even it is of course a Bob Ross scene. But I wanted that one can compare between the two versions. Please let me know if it looks better or worse :)



Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

And sorry for the low quality of the picture. I took it several times on different places and this was the best :(

Sunnylady Community Darling

Tom, I think those improvements added more volume to the tree! I think it is better now. This tree became closer to the viewer and pushed barn a bit back adding some extra depth.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thanks Sunnylady, I thought the leaves might add some depth. The changes at the bottom of the tree were done because of the impression that the tree floats a bit in the air. I think both effects are now ok. But still this isn't my favorite...

Sunnylady Community Darling

Well....may be you want to repaint it? Or you already have new idea in your head? I think you may go for a bigger challenge in painting. May be create something from photo again. Or look outside of window. You are so good with buildings you can paint anything!

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thanks a lot Sunnylady. I don’t think I will repaint this one. Surprisingly I got a lot of positive feedback regarding this one. But sometimes you like a painting but nobody else does. Or the other way round. 😂

Of course I think about painting my own landscapes, it is a question of time. Such paintings need a lot of drawing and preparation. I did a few with watercolors. But overall I consider myself still as a beginner who needs to learn a lot. And I like painting Bob Ross scenes.

Sunnylady Community Darling

I consider myself a beginner too :) let's keep learnibg and growing!

I think the leaves are a lot better than the previous one, but adding grass under a large tree is good for that part, but the shadows that fall on the road seemed a bit less obvious, but in reality I I haven't seen yet I don't know without it. By the way, do you usually use brushes, knives, or both to paint the cabin?

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thanks Jin for the feedback. When I started painting acrylics I used a knife for the whole cabin (also for rocks, path...). Later on I rarely used it, e.g, only for the roof. Now I found my own way to create cabins/barns and I just use brushes. A flat nylon brush for the base color, bristle brushes (filberts - I know this sounds strange) for the wooden look. For the roof it depends. Sometimes I use small flat nylon brushes for shingles, but basically also the bristled ones. For details I use small flat nylon brushes (doors and windows) and a number 1 script liner.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

@Jin7: I basically do the highlights on barns like Bob does in S28E7.

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