How To Paint a Stunning Mountain Scene Bob Ross Style
Today we're going to learn how to paint like Bob Ross. We'll be exploring some nifty painting techniques for creating gorgeous landscape paintings. Let's start by learning how to paint a mountain.
Preparing the Canvas
Before we begin you'll need to make sure you have all your supplies and properly set up for canvas on your easel. Once you're setup our first step will be to cover the entire canvas in a thin layer of white paint. It seems strange now, but this will make painting the sky and water much easier.
Painting in the Sky
Load your paintbrush with a good dose of blue and begin painting the sky in with criss cross strokes. Begin in the corners and work your way gradually towards the center. The blue will gradually get fainter as it picks up the white paint we laid down in our firs step.
Add a Dash of Water
For water, simply pull horizontal strokes along the bottom of the canvas. Start at the outside edges and draw the in toward the center again. Leave a little glimmer of white in the center to give the illusion of reflection.
Intensify the Sky
Do you feel like Bob Ross yet? Let's spice things up with a brilliant dash of red in they sky. Again, use criss cross strokes and blend the red, white, and blue all together smoothly.
Add Fluffy Clouds
Great, now we need some clouds. Load a fan brush good and thick with white paint and begin swirling it around on the canvas. Try to make actual cloud like shapes or they'll just look like white blobs in the sky. Fortunately, it's pretty hard to mess up a cloud. Just make them light and fluffy like Bob Ross' hair!
Blocking in the Mountain
It's time for a mountain! Mix up some blue, red, black, brown, whatever colors you got lying around. Bob Ross wouldn't care too much about the exact color, so why should you! Just make a nice dark color and block in a rough mountain outline with your palette knife.
Sweep the Mountain
After that, take a large brush and gently sweep the bottom outward. Try to make your mountain fade off into nothing, this helps add depth to it.
Highlight the Mountain
Almost done! Now load the palette knife with white paint and drop in some highlights on the mountain. Great you're all done. Hopefully you have experienced the Joy of Painting!
Done for Now
We'll Finish it Later
That's all we're gonna do for now. We'll finish our Bob Ross styled masterpiece in the next lesson. Check back later for Part 2!
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