Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Meanwhile, I took a set of 12 videos out of the library on Bob Ross and his style of painting. He was a wonderful presenter on PBS stations years ago. While he is no longer around, his videos and books are still very useful. I tried using his techniques on a large canvas (18" X 24"). I enjoyed spending the time and learned a few new things, but decided that this is not for me. I like to have more of a relationship to a painting, not just some mountains, some clouds, some trees etc. I am letting my canvas (photo below) dry and then I will go back and detail it with the way I usually paint. His style of painting is wet on wet, with a layer of "Magic White" paint below so everything lightens up as you go down and moves around easily.
For more information, or to see free videos on Bob Ross, just type his name into your search engine. You can also find recipes online to make your own Magic White, or you can buy his products online or at most art supply stores.