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Old 05-04-2017, 09:36 PM
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Painting It Again and Again

I was reading a bit about Bob Ross, possibly best known for his happy little clouds. One little tidbit that fascinated me was that he painted at least three of the same work featured in each show.

How many time do you paint the same scene? Or do you?

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Old 05-04-2017, 10:12 PM
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Re: Painting It Again and Again

I do. I will draw and paint the same scene many times, they never come out exactly the same, but they do start to improve.
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Old 05-05-2017, 08:21 AM
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Re: Painting It Again and Again

I have painted again several of my original paintings to see if I'm improving. Sometimes I feel I'm making progress, and sometimes, not so much.
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Old 05-05-2017, 12:51 PM
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Re: Painting It Again and Again

the same theme, yes, many times
the same painting, no, pretty much never. if i want to repeat a specific scene i'll change the angle or perspective or season or medium. this works it towards a series rather than a duplicate, while still providing the progress report.

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Old 05-05-2017, 03:21 PM
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Re: Painting It Again and Again

The same scenes, the same people and animals, the same still lifes, the same inanimate subjects (cars, trucks, planes, machinery, trains, flowers, homes and businesses, street and city scenes, etc.). Yep, many times. I also portray the same in different mediums, and at times will also alter perspective, placement and intensity.
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Old 05-05-2017, 05:07 PM
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Re: Painting It Again and Again

I love Bob Ross. I think he painted many version of the same thing many many times - that's how he was able to master it and do them so quickly. The trees are almost always the same trees and the bushes almost always the same bushes - yet it was always magic watching him produce complex forms with a few strokes.
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Old 05-08-2017, 04:57 PM
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Re: Painting It Again and Again

I am learning how to portray the main subjects of a painting as well as the rest of it by doing studies in various media, from graphite and charcoal, to oil pastels, watercolor, and even oil paint. Each study helps me get closer to my desired goal, though not one has been a copy of previous versions.
This way I learn about materials, composition, scale, values, drawing/painting, story-telling, etc.
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:21 PM
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Re: Painting It Again and Again

I think for teachers it is a bit different and more so they can go through a painting in 30 minutes as well as making sure they have something quality to do a show/ lesson about as well as knowing when and what to say along the way. More rehearsal for the show than perfecting the painting.
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:10 PM
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Re: Painting It Again and Again

Bob painted them as practice pieces before doing the actual on camera one. Two more great bits of info; he was an Air Force drill instructor and his famous hair was permed and he HATED it but kept it because that was his trademark. Love or hate the work but you can't deny his spirit.

As far as drawing/redrawing goes I've been working on one particular cartoon for 2 years and it never seems right.
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Old 06-04-2017, 06:37 PM
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Re: Painting It Again and Again

he painted one first, painted the second for the t.v. show and had a copy of it just off camera and the third was for still photos taken for the books that were published.
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:09 AM
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Re: Painting It Again and Again

I do it all the time. Especially one that I found easy to paint and I know I can do better. There was a picture in National Geographic of this beautiful black woman. I liked it so much I wanted to paint it, but I wasn't satisfied with the way it would come out. I think I tried about 4 times and finally got one that I was satisfied with.
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