Thursday, August 5, 2010

First Landscape . . . inspired by Bob Ross

Around the time I started really wanting to pick up a paintbrush back in February I started watching reruns of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross. I found it entertaining, relaxing, and inspiring to watch him paint. He made it look so easy. I thought . . . "hey, maybe I can do that." Although I knew it certainly wouldn't be easy I knew I wanted to give it a try. I kept the episode on DVR and my husband surprised me the next day with some brushes and acrylic paint.

I watched the episode again (I am such a visual learner) and headed over to my kitchen table with some black and white paint, brushes, and an 8x10 canvas board. I was scared to make the first stroke with the brush but once I did I was hooked. I know this is a very rough beginner piece but I am proud of it nonetheless. I like my happy little trees! And I hope you do too.


  1. Fabulous work...beautiful! Shine on!

  2. That is your first attempt at painting?! I am SO impressed! I absolutely love it!

  3. Molly . . . Yes! Thanks so much! I am so glad you like it! :) I watched that show and then tried to replicate exactly what I saw. I was surprised when I finished and walked back away from it to look!

  4. WOW! It's pretty fabulous for a beginner piece! Looks like another hidden talent is not so hidden anymore, huh?! :-)

  5. Hi Debbie!

    Thanks! And more hiding! :)

  6. That is so cool! I watched an episode of Bob Ross the other day by accident and I was mesmerized. He explained things in a way that I thought that I might be able to try to do a landscape painting. Everything he did that episode was with a palette knife - I thought that was pretty interesting! Your painting is wonderful!! Love, Silke

  7. Thanks Silke!

    I used a palette knife on the waterfalls in this painting. He does make it seem so much less intimidating!


  8. Thanks for visiting me on my blog.
    I think you have made a beautiful drawing!
    It ís fabulous!