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Original Creation

Mountain waterfall

gassanba 06 Jan 2021

My version of mountain waterfalls done on 9x12 canvas in acrylics



Looks like a great time in a good place to be

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Mountain scenery is awesome and I just love those tree trunks!

Thanks guys for your comments. Craig, this is my virtual escape since I can't go anywhere these days, living in a Los Angeles county city, the worse outbreak area in the U.S. Voy, this is the first time I used the Bob Ross technique in doing the mountains utilizing a palette knife while using acrylics which I find hard to do. The turnks of the tress (except the evergreens) were also done the Bob Ross way by quick scratching of sticks and twigs, as he says, since I don't have much patience for spending too much time on those. I reused an old canvas which I gesso'd over so it was not as smooth as an original and the sky area was rough to work in,. The most important thing for me was that I passed some time during the day not thinking or worrying about anything else that is going on these crazy days and I escaped to my little world in the mountains.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Dear Gassanba, a wonderful reply to my comment!

I admire that you try to fill Corona obligated time with painting, in fact I do the same as well here in Belgium.
Acrylics seem hard to handle when painting mountains, but your s are truly magic!
I would LOVE to see you paint these with oils!

Stay safe Gassanba, keep your spirit up and happy painting!!

Dear Voy Kay: Hopefully, when this pandemic thing is over with, I am giong to take some classes in oil painting so I can avoid all the pitfalls and shortcomings of learning things on my own as I did in acrylics. The only class in painting that I have ever taken was a two-hour community class called one-stroke painting where the instrctor showed us how to make leaves and flowers, but it was the first time that I had held a brush in my hand and it got me hooked. Hopefully, this day will come soon and we will all be able to do things freely without worrying about going in a store or classroom or doing any of the things we used to take so for granted. Thank you for your encouragement and tips as usual and hope you and your family will ride out these hard times safe and sound.

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