I wish for all of you to have the very best day that you can have.
I am excited about this experiment that I did with acrylics.
I have been wanting to create something like this for a long time and until I saw a Bob Ross video I had an idea. Most everyone knows Bob Ross and that he is an oil painter. I paint both but for this I want to see if I could take his techniques and apply them to acrylics. A few years ago I made my own clear flow medium for acrylics and soooo this is what I created.
Scroll down to see how I painted this.
I started with a 12x16" black gallery canvas
Using white acrylic paint I dabbed in the background
and allowed to dry. Bob Ross used gesso but I am out of gesso.
Using black acrylic paint I put in the trees and fore ground
and allowed to dry. Again Bob used black gesso.
Then I applied a coating of my acrylic flow medium.
Now for the fun part. What I basically did was put a glaze over the black and white.
I started at the corners and worked down the canvas with Phthalo blue. I went back over the
corners with Prussian blue. I painted the fore ground with Indian yellow and then blended in
a mix of Sap green and Crimson for a darker appearance.
I did find that I had to add a bit of the flow medium
to my brush to get the right effect.
With the white paint I added the light and rays.
I think it turned out pretty well and I will use this effect in the future.
Note I did use the colors of paint that Bob Ross did.
Recipe for the acrylic flow medium. I mixed these because I didn't find either one work very well on it's own.
Mix about 40% of a slow drying medium to 60% of a flow medium then add
some airbrush medium until you get a smooth texture. You can actually make this as thick or loose as you like. Keep it in a tightly covered jar. It will last forever.
Have a creative day today.
Honor and integrity in art, in life.