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Old 09-15-2018, 05:17 AM
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Re: Newbie- bob Ross yeah or nay

I started painting more or less because of Bob Ross. I tried to paint like he did and moved on from there. Now my way of painting has nothing to do with his way, but he got me painting. So if you think you will enjoy it, go for it!
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Re: Newbie- bob Ross yeah or nay

Even in some of his classes, Ross did not "tell all". He certainly is not on the shows. Have you seen any of Bill Alexander's videos? He was Ross' teacher. You may find him a better instructor.
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Re: Newbie- bob Ross yeah or nay

I thought Bob's show were great. He showed a non-stress way of creating a painting. He is a great way to introduce someone to painting.
It is only a first step ,but it can get you hooked to learn more.

My fist TV painter was Bob Fagan with Painting on location. He did watercolour.
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Re: Newbie- bob Ross yeah or nay

You gotta start somewhere. I inherited a bunch of supplies and books. Several of the books were Bob Ross season recap books, so I figured I'd do a few youtube episodes, so I could know how to use the books better.

My goal is to do plein aire paintings. I hold down the classic 7-4 office cube job during the day.

Here is my progress over the past 6 months give or take.

https://jaebeam.imgur.com/
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Re: Newbie- bob Ross yeah or nay

I think it matters that we learn, not how we learn or what method we choose. Go for it, just keep the hair straighteners available.
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Re: Newbie- bob Ross yeah or nay

Cheeseball and totally fun to watch whether you are a professional or not. Take what you like from it, discard the rest. Come on, who doesn't like to watch Bob Ross slap the crud out of his brush while talking about happy clouds? Do you not like puppies and kittens either?
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Re: Newbie- bob Ross yeah or nay

Yes....slapping a brush full of solvent into the air.
I agree with Ochre....a good place to start and then move on.
You don't want to paint with a formula all the time.
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Yes....slapping a brush full of solvent into the air.

The method was not very intelligent. The poor fella didn't live very long in doing so. But, again, it was fun to watch him.
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