Harris Mountain Painting, Pt 1, Oil

Harris Mountain Painting, Pt 1, Oil


Painting With Yovette, Harris Mountain, Pt 1, Oil Well good morning, This is Yovette at My Magic Brushes, and Happy New Year. I hope the holidays have been us
wonderful for you as they have been for me. I have something a little different
today. I’m going to be doing my video in two parts so you may want to wait until
the second part has been on YouTube and until you try and paint it. So anyway
well let’s get started with the first part. Now the picture that I’m using
today is from book number 19 of the Bob Ross series, and it’s actually the
painting number 13, the last one of the book. It’s called Valley of Tranquility and
I really like this picture except for a few things, and so I kind of wanted to
tweak it to make it my own. So I’m going to show you how to do that
and so that you can see what a transformation looks like from one
painting to another. Anyway, let’s get started. Okay, these are the colors that
we’re going to be using for the painting today. White, any shade of black that you
have, I’m going to be using phthalo blue today instead of prussian blue, alizarin
crimson, sap green, Van Dyke Brown, dark sienna. yellow ochre, cad yellow, and maybe
some bright red, I’m not really sure about the red yet, but we’ll see. And for
brushes I’m going to be using the two inch brush, I have two of the 1 inch
brushes, one for dark colors, one for light colors, I have two fan brushes. a
number three and a number six, one for dark colors and one for light colors, and
my small knife, and this and I apologize, but I must have left my bunny brush in
Alaska, my blender brush, because I cannot find it anywhere. So anyway this is
another old one that I had, is’ a Langnickel and it works great. Okay, so
this is a16 by 20 canvas, and the picture that I showed you earlier
from the book, now that was a portrait, meaning it goes up and down, and what I’m
doing, what I want to do is a landscape painting, so I’m changing it to this way,
which I like much better. And all I’ve done so far is I just put on liquid
white, and I blended it in so it’s nice and smooth, and you can check this to see
if you have the right consistency by taking three fingers, touch one, two, three.
If you can see your fingerprints easily, and they’re not just glob on, you have
the perfect amount of paint. If you should by chance have way too much paint,
if you don’t have enough you’ll have to add more, but if you have way too much
paint, what you can do is just take a paper towel, and just lay it over the top
and blot it. And I didn’t mean to get those little hairs in there. Now if you
notice, I used an older brush to put the white on, and that’s because I like to
save my better brushes for some of the finer details. So anyway, since I’ve got
this one with the liquid white on there already, I’m just going to take a little
bit of the blue that I want in the sky, and this is phthalo blue. I love this
color! And just start up at the top, make little criss-cross strokes, and this
brush does not blend nearly as well as as some of my others but since I already
had it dirty. I’m just gonna go ahead and use it. And you can just scrub this in
any old way you don’t have to make it perfect. Sometimes when you leave a
little bit of space like this in the sky, that’s kind of neat because it looks
like clouds way off in the distance. You’re just making this as blue as you can
make it. This brush is shedding some hairs. Oh well, that’s okay. I have a lot
of quiet time in here when when I’m painting so, don’t let that bother you.
Quiet time is nice. If this turns out I have a challenge going with another
fellow Bob Ross teacher Lynn Harris, maybe you’ve heard of him? He’s on Twitch
TV. He does paintings on TV live. That’s kind of fun to watch. Anyway, he and I
have this challenge going that we’re going to paint the same painting only
maybe make it a little different. So anyway that’s where this is going. So now
that I have my sky in, the blue part of it, I want to go, I want to take my small
fan brush, and what I want to do is go into some white. Now people when they
are making clouds, they get so paranoid about making perfect little circles and
da da da da da, you don’t need to do that. If you want to mush that brush in
here, and just get it all full of paint, and just go up here and just, just play.
Just do something and you’ll see that it’ll pick up color, it’ll change shapes,
it’ll change many many many many colors. Just keep doing that. You can mix, you know the sky is endless
in its formations, it just, it never does the same thing twice, you’ll never see a
duplicate in the sky, so this is kind of interesting because you can just do
anything here. And it’s it’s okay, it wasn’t, it
won’t make any difference. This one let’s just take it off the edge. And notice I’m
just, just twisting, turning, just making it any way I want to do it. And it makes
such interesting shapes this way. If you haven’t tried this, you’ll have, you’ll have
to try it. I want to wipe this off, I’ve got too much blue on my brush.
That’s better. Let’s go up here again. This takes quite
a bit of white, but now don’t you think that’s interesting? How many times have
you seen the sky like this, instead of doing perfect little circles. That’s how
we learned, was perfect little circles. Okay. I’m going to call that good. Now I had a question from Andrew, Hi
Andrew. He had asked about using a blender brush
and I’m sorry, like I said, I’m sorry this is not the right one, but every company
makes blender brushes and they all work the same, but it’s a very very very
extremely soft little bristles I guess you’d say, little hairs. Anyway using a
blender brush you would do it the same as you use the big brush, you’re just
lightly, lightly, lightly, because these are delicate bristles, and so you just go
over this, and you can see it’s just hardly moving any paint at all, but boy
do these blend gorgeous! You can blend up, down, any way. I like to blend out the
bottom of the clouds a little bit more. So isn’t that cool? These are really neat
brushes. Anyway, and then just go across, and just do that until you like the
results. And I’m thinking this right here is very fine. I like it! Anyway that’s all
there is to using a blender brush, just very very lightly. And when you clean
these, be sure to clean them thoroughly, very gently though, you just dip them
into thinner, and then just wipe it off a little bit on the edge and then blot it
dry with a paper towel. Well gosh, I forgot to put my microphone on, so I
don’t know if it recorded or not, so I’m going to do this part over. But actually,
what I did is, I just took a brush and I just put some blue in here
for some water. And then I took my knife, I mixed up the colors, I used black, blue,
alizarin, and a touch of brown. I just mix a dark color, and I just put on, put
it on the mountain area here, and I just scraped off as much as I can scrape off.
Then what I want to do is take one of my one-inch brushes, it doesn’t make any
difference which one, I guess I like this one better for bushes, so what I want
to do is I just grabbed this paint pull down, okay and then just kind of blend it out
at the bottom here. Now, take the one inch, or the the knife, and grab some of the
white paint, just a little roll, and we’re going to just touch and drag, very
lightly, lightly, lightly touch, and just drag. I don’t need to worry about too
much getting over in this area because that is going to have a large tree there.
So we’re going to do that again it’s over here, You notice how I’m holding this knife, I
don’t have my finger here, I have it is just very very light, this is such a
light touch, and I’m just letting the canvas pull off whatever amount of paint
it wants to pull off. Now just lightly lightly lightly blend that out, because
this is off the distance so it would be just a little bit blurry. Okay, now I
want to do a larger mountain, so again pull the paint out, get a roll, and let’s
make this one higher. We’ll do this one right about here. And I want to
show you something also, I want to grab another knife here. When I’m doing this,
this is the how I’m doing in this as a left-hander. If you’re a right hander, you
would be doing, just put these points together, you would be doing the exact
opposite. You would be pulling this way, and like so, this way, and this way,
whereas I’m going, I’m leading with the toe, the toe, leading, and then pulling
this way. Right-handers would be doing it just the opposite. Okay? Now I’m not going to get too fancy with
these mountains because I know a lot of people have a lot of difficulty with
them. So again, a little bit more paint, let’s go right here. Okay, now grab that
blender brush again, touch, and pull. Here, the opposite way. See, you can almost tell how the mountain,
just, you know, you can actually see how the landscape is, and just pull this
down, and blend it out at the bottom. And we’re going to grab that knife again,
pull out your white paint, get a little roll, like so, touch, and pull. The lighter your touch, the better, the
better this snow is going to look. And you can do this as many times as you
need. It’s great if you can do it all in one great big fancy pull, but you know
what, that’s not really necessary. If you need to make two or three pulls, that is
not a problem. Now when I was doing mountains I did
this kind of a little experiment thing, I want to get some white here and add it
to this dark color that I have, this just makes a more of a, mmm,
a shadow color, and instead of pulling this way with the knife, I thought hmmm,
it would be interesting to try something different. So what I did, I turned my
knife the opposite way, and I pulled, so I get a little roll, and I decided to try
this, and I really like the way it turned out. Again my touch is extremely
light. It’s hard, it’s hard getting used to this,
but it works! I like it! You have to get used to the knife being, you know holding
it a different way, but a yeah, it’s quite unique! It’s always fun to experiment with these
different little things. Anyway, that’s for that part. Now again,
take that other brush, the one-inch brush, and tap it out, this way for the other
side, and blend, just lightly pull, Okay. And then with that same brush, what
I want to do is pull out a, just oh, some, some of this ochre, and yellow, and tap,
because I’m putting in just a little bit of this dark color too, because that’s
going to make kind of a greenish color for blending up the mountain. I want to
have some highlights along the mountain, some grassy, sort of a grassy field. A little more ochre, oh yeah, that’s
better. Just a little bit of dark on the tips
here, and I’ll show you why I’m doing that in
just a second. This is so cool! Okay, that’s all. And just tapping the brush on
the paper towel just to get the paint off the tips, now, what I want to do,
remember just oh, I think it was last month, I did a painting where I brought
the layers forward with the little trees in the distance, and kind of like a foggy
misty look. This is the same thing except this time, this little dark area is going
to become like little trees way off in the distance. See I’m just very lightly,
extremely lightly, just pulling up. Let’s even do a couple of these over here. See how it looks like little trees? isn’t that
neat? okay we won’t worry about what’s over on the side here. Okay, now what I’d
like to do is, I’m going to make up more of that dark color because I need a
whole bunch of it down here. So black, blue, alizarin, this time I will add some
green because they’re evergreen trees, a little bit of brown, maybe dark brown, and
just moosh that together, and that should be that should be probably good, I want
more green, okay, I need a rack of paper towels here, that would be so handy.
Anyway, so now I want to take this 1 inch brush and I want to load both sides, one
inch brush, excuse me, the fan brush, I want to load both sides of the fan brush
here. What we’re gonna do is make little distant evergreen trees. I don’t need to
be way over here because there will be a big tree there, but let’s start about in
here, and all I’m doing is just touching the tops of the brush, and just kind of
pulling downwards a little bit. Load, try to make these little trees different
heights, and also every once in a while grab some
yellow ocher, and all that does is just changes the color just a slight bit, which is nice to have a little variety if color, and then you can go back to your dark, maybe some yellow here, see it just changes the evergreen trees
just ever so slightly. It’s awful boring to see just all of one
solid color all the time. Okay, and we’ll just let this kind of
trail off because again there’s going to be trees back here, so you won’t even see
them. Now I’m just going to wipe off this fan
brush, just get that extra paint off, it’s so much nicer to do this instead of
cleaning all the time. So now I got that extra paint off, I’m going to go into a
little bit of white, just, we’re going to make, just like a few little tree
trunks, like down here. Let’s just go right in here, and just kind of lift up,
and this kind of makes a misty look also, kind of a faraway distant look. I hope my head doesn’t keep getting in the
way, that’s so easy to do when you’re photographing or when you’re filming
because you don’t see what you’re doing, you just kind of, you just get in the way.
Anyway that looks kind of cool. So again I’m just going to wipe off the excess
paint, that’s all I do, just wipe it off. so I don’t have the white on there and
then I want to go back into that dark, like so, and I want to just make some
grassy areas here. All I’m doing is just putting in some dark color. Actually
I could probably do this with the one inch and it would work a lot better. Actually I think I’m going to do that.
I’m going to take a one inch brush just go into some of this dark, let’s just tap. I want to bring some on the other side
also. I’m just filling in. Kind of just fuzzing these little
distant background areas a little bit more. What I’d like to do now is go into,
I’ve gotta have fresh clean brush, this is for my lighter color so I have one
brush with the dark color and then this will be the light brush with the lighter
color. So I want to go into some of this yellow and ochre, cad yellow and ochre,
that’s pretty, probably the Sun is coming in from this way because this side of
the mountains are highlighted and so actually this would be brighter over
here. I’m just tapping, tapping grasses. And let’s do that again, little ochre,
little yellow, Yeah, that’s good,
and now you know what, I need to clean this fan brush because, we are going to
make a little water there, so I’m just wiping this off, and actually I am going
to clean it in my thinner, because I want to make sure using white that I don’t
have any dark in the brush at all. Okay, so I’ve got all that that dark color out,
now I want to go into the white, loading both sides of the fan brush, and just do
this, how about that? Wipe that brush off because it got contam,
the white got contaminated, so let’s go into the white again, come across and down. Good! Okay, well that was the end of part 1, so
be sure and stay tuned for part 2 which I will put on YouTube next month,
and I will just see you later. Bye bye

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