Mystic Mountain

By Bob Ross
Materials Bob Ross Brushes: 1" Foliage Brush 2" Landscape Brush #3 Fan Brush #2 Script Liner Brush #5 Painting Knife Bob Ross Oil Colors: Alizarin Crimson Bright Red Cadmium Yellow Mountain Mixture Phthalo Blue Sap Green Titanium White Van Dyke Brown Bob Ross Supplies: Liquid White Odorless Thinner Canvas 12x16, 16x20 or 18x24 Nice to Have: Bob Ross Plexiglass Palette Bob Ross Thinner Container and Screen Canvas Preparation: Start by using the 1" brush to cover the entire canvas with a thin, even coat of Liquid White. With long horizontal and vertical strokes, work back and forth to ensure an even distribution of paint on the canvas. Do NOT allow the Liquid White to dry before you begin.

Step 1 Sky Load the 1" brush with Phthalo Blue and paint the sky with criss-cross strokes. Add the water with long horizontal strokes. Then, use long horizontal strokes to blend the entire canvas. With the fan brush and circular strokes, paint the clouds with Titanium White. Blend out just the base of the clouds with a clean, dry 1" brush, then use sweeping upward strokes to lightly blend and 'fluff' the clouds.

Paying close attention to angles. Lightly blend with circular strokes. Tap the base of the mountain with the 1" brush then gently lift upward to create the illusion of mist. use circular strokes to add the clouds at the base of the mountain. completing the entire mountain shape. Highlighting the Mountain With the knife and Titanium White. With Titanium White on the 1" brush.Step 2 Underpainting the Mountain With firm pressure. Step 3 Add snow to the shadowed sides of the peaks with a mixture of Titanium White and Phthalo Blue. Then. use the knife to remove the excess paint. . add snow to the right sides of the mountain peaks. shape just the top edge of the mountain with the knife and Mountain Mixture. use so little pressure that the paint 'breaks'. Use the 1" brush to 'pull' the paint down toward the base.

. then lightly brush across. Be careful not to cover all of the dark base color. Step 5 Evergreens The evergreen trees are made with the fan brush and Mountain Mixture. hold the brush vertically and touch the canvas to create the center line of the tree then use one corner of the brush to form the top branches. Again. Use vertical strokes to reflect the color into the water. With a small roll of Liquid White on the long edge of the knife. Holding the brush vertically. Use Mountain Mixture on the 1" brush to underpaint the grassy area at the base of the trees. Working back and forth apply more pressure as you move down the tree. Reverse the brush to reflect this dark tree color into the water. cut-in the water lines and ripples. tap down to create the small trees at the base of the mountain. then lightly brush across. Use a mixture of Van Dyke Brown and Titanium White on the knife to add the tree trunks. Load the brush to a chiseled edge. Use the 1" brush to pull the reflections straight down. Add White to the Brown to highlight the banks with the knife. Use the 1" brush to pull down the reflections then lightly brush across.Step 4 Foothills Load the 1" brush to a chiseled edge with Mountain Mixture. applying so little pressure that the paint 'breaks'. reverse the brush to reflect the highlights into the water. allowing the branches to become larger as you near the base. creating the impression of small rocks and stones. Use Van Dyke Brown on the knife to add the banks along the water's edge. Cut in the water lines with a small roll of Liquid White on the knife. White and Green. Highlight the evergreens and grassy areas with the fan brush he leaf trees and bushes with 1" brush using various mixtures of Yellow and Green. Crimson and Red. Be very careful of the angles here.

Step 7 Underpaint the foreground leaf trees with the 1" brush.Step 6 Foreground Using the dark tree mixture. underpaint the large foreground evergreens with the fan brush. .

Alizarin Crimson and Bright Red. Step 9 Path Use Van Dyke Brown on the knife to add the foreground path with short. working in layers. use so little pressure on the knife that the paint 'breaks'. Again. Green. be very careful not to destroy all of your dark underpaint. Again. horizontal strokes. Highlight the foreground trees and bushes with various mixtures of Yellow. . Highlight the path by adding White and Yellow to the Brown. create individual trees and bushes.Step 8 Use a mixture of Van Dyke Brown and Titanium White on the knife to add the tree trunks.

Step 10 Final Touches Use the point of the knife to scratch in small sticks and twigs. use the liner brush and very thin paint to sign your painting with pride! You are free to print this project from our website as long as it is for your personal painting use only and not for further copying or reproduction. Then. .

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