Saturday, 17 February 2018

Quiet Cove - Bob Ross in Acrylic 23-5 - #30in30 - 18

Studio Light
Converted to Silvertone

My computer has started to throw me random Bob Ross videos because the watchers have discovered that I spend a lot of time watching them. Today in a bit of a departure I decided to paint one of his later episodes. This is marked Season 23 and he is using the same list of colors but has added a rich black. This painting has an unusual mix of mainly Indian Yellow, Alizarin Crimson, Sap Green, Black and Cadmium Yellow.

I thought it would be interesting to see how the tonal values sit in these compositions, so I converted the finished painting to black and white. Being the master he is, Bob does a great job of leading the eye into the composition with tonal value. Sometimes he looks as if he is going waaay too dark and streaky, but he always rescues it with generous helpings of Titanium White and Cadmium Yellow. As he says, it’s important not to loose the darks by covering too much of it because that is what creates depth.

Bob Ross Season 23 Episode 5 Quiet Cove

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