After painting the meadow with acrylic colors, I bought oil colors which are the ones Bob Ross uses in “The joy of painting” show. This time I followed the episode 10 from season 13 of the show, called “Mountain Summit”.
I am very satisfied by the outcome but being a beginner, I faced a lot of difficulties and the painting has a number of errors.
- the wet-on-wet technique
- oil colors
- 50x80 canvas
- My paintbrushes were not the same as Bob Ross’ ones (size and material) and the paint didn’t apply the way I wanted (I will search for tips and tricks when it comes to buying paintbrushes for oil colors)
- I couldn’t find all the colors listed in the episode and I had to mix mine many times to achieve something similar
- I had such a huge difficulty creating the bushes. I am still not sure what the exact problem was but I believe it is a combination of the following three items:
- wrong paintbrush
- very thick paint (according to Bob Ross, thin paint sticks on thick)
- wrong moves by me (maybe more/less pressure on the paintbrush)
- The mountains, even though they look nice, were so hard to be created with the palette knife. It surely has to do with practice.
- The tallest mountain has an unnatural curve on its bottom side which doesn’t make sense
- The left side of the mountains ends somewhere behind the trees without a logical explanation (in the episode the trees cover all the left part of the painting)
- The path in the front right section of the painting is a failure. In case you don’t locate it (which is very reasonable), I am talking about the black and gray waterfall that starts at the root of a tree. Yes, that is supposed to be a path.
- In the same part of the painting, the bushes didn’t want to stick at all. I cleaned and re-painted the section at least 3 times.