I've been trying to teach myself to paint for a long time. A VERY long time. The one place around here that offered lessons was largely self-directed, which didn't help me very much, and is no longer around. So I've been slogging along on my own, trying (and failing) to figure out things like perspective and shadows and, you know, ART stuff.
I am big on blue. Skies and water, man, they're my favs.
Work in progress:
I just didn't seem to be getting any better. I've seen ninth-graders crank out better art. Like, way better.
So I bought a DVD. A Bob Ross DVD.
I guess Bob Ross used to be big on PBS? He had, like, a series? Either my local station didn't carry it or I didn't watch it, because I was not familiar with Bob Ross. But when I put "learn to paint" into the search bar on ebay, up popped a LOT of Bob Ross.
Sunday was the big day. I plopped down in the middle of the living room with my canvas, my brushes, my paints, and some accomplices:
popped in the DVD, and went to work. With Bob Ross, you go step-by-step. Look at how awesome those mountains in the background look! I PAINTED THAT!:
Here is the finished product:
I need to work on my clouds, and the bottom right is a little ... busy ... but I think this painting is AWESOME!
On the wall:
Dear Bob Ross: Your method WORKS. I love you. Ha.