Yesterday morning I decided to embrace my inner artist and let some creativity come out to play by embarking on another bucket list item, #46 – Get a copy of The Joy of Painting and try to paint some happy little trees!
I found out that The Best of The Joy Of Painting is on the Create Channel. You can find out what episodes are on and when by visiting their website. I set my DVR to capture the “Forest Edge” episode that aired at 6:30am last Tuesday. I also purchased an inexpensive acrylic paint set, a canvas, some brushes, and a mini easel (it was on sale) which I figured would work for my Bob Ross Adventure.
Unfortunately, I did not realize that Bob works in oils. I only have acrylics. I also did not have the exact brushes that Bob had either, but I worked with what I had. I watched the episode in its entireitey and then I played it as I painted along with Bob. I kept rewinding parts to follow along (I’m sorry, I can’t make a masterpiece in 30 minutes like he can, mine took about 90).
So here is what Bob Ross’s “Forrest Edge” looked like (yes, I took a photo of my TV):
Here is what my “Forest Edge” looks like:
Working with the acrylics, I had a harder time with some of the effects that Bob was using, but I don’t think it was a bad first attempt.
What do you think?
For anyone interested, I found this link to the episode of The Joy of Painting that I followed. If you do attempt it, please share your results. I’d love to see them! Forest Edge Episode