Monday, 5 February 2018

Winter Moon - Bob Ross in Acrylic 1-6 - #30in30 - 6

Winter Moon by Sea Dean

Bob often says that he's painting fast to demonstrate, but ”you”, meaning the viewer, ”have all the time in the word to add more detail”. I suppose that wet in wet oil painters do have more time, but as an acrylic painter I have to say the faster you paint, the easier it is to go back and blend away the hard edges.

Hard edges are the enemy of the acrylic painter and softening them is a huge part of making your painting look good. There should be a variety of edge in any object, broken lines, uneven areas, dark and hard and those so indistinguishable that they just blend into the background. If you’re struggling in acrylic, check this out in your paintings.