OK This is IT. It's official. I've painted along with Bob Ross's first episode and my oddessy begins. After watching countless episodes (well maybe 10) on Saturday mornings and viewing the 3 hour workshop (twice) I was ready to paint along with Bob.
Well I thought I was all ready. Canvas covered in liquid medium, all paint on palette, camera on (with a 30 min disc because after all the show is only a half hour)and DVD player paused on Bob's shinning afro.
He looked so much younger. He was of course. 12-15 years younger than when he died I figure. And while he did develop his own style over the years, in the beginning he was clearly a student of Bill Alexander. He called the palette knife "the almighty knife" and the easel too was "almighty." (I have a Bill Alexander DVD too:) At the start of the episode he referenced Bill's work. He thanked Bill for teaching him this style and acknowledged him as teacher and friend.
During this part I was starting with my sky as I figured it couln't hurt to get ahead. Quickly however, even tho I was painting AsFastAsIcould, I could not keep up. That's when I found myself uttering words to Bob Ross that I doubt anyone has ever said "SLOW DOWN! You talk too fast!"
By the time I got done with my sky, he was fluffing clouds. By the time I was making snow "break" down the mountainside, he was putting land between the water and trees so they didn't just fall into the lake. Whatever you want it's your world. I can see that in MY world I'm going to have to take advantage of the "Pause" button and slow Bob Ross down a notch.
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