Meadow Landscape, Bob Ross Style, Pt 1

Meadow Landscape, Bob Ross Style, Pt 1 Well good morning, welcome back to
Painting With Yovette. I thought this morning you’d enjoy seeing mama dear, she
has the cutest three, three little babies and they’re just so fun to watch, they
frolic and romp around, but anyway she is a regular member of the yard here. So
anyway I bet you didn’t expect to see me back so soon did you?
Well I’m here with a fun new project today so let’s go and get started!
Well okay, are you ready to get this party started? This I hope this is going
to be fun, okay so I was doodling I don’t know if
you can even see this or not but I just kind of I had an old envelope that I was
sketching on and this is kind of what my sketch turned out to be so that’s what
I’ll be working from and my supplies here okay, so I have black gessel white
gesso and a dark grey gessel and I also have
two sponges, I don’t know which one I’ll use or maybe I’ll even use both I’m not
sure because one they’re they’re different textures,
some vine charcoal because I want to draw, just a liner brush flat brush any
size that you like to work with it’ll be for like tree trunks and stuff like that,
and a small foam brush and that is it. So oh yes and one more thing, let me get
this off I’m using a Bob Ross canvas today, and as you can see this is this is
a light gray so this already has an under coating I just normally when you
buy it it just comes this way. I love that about the Bob Ross canvases so I’m
going to take this off here, and then we’ll be ready to start. Okay make sure
that that’s centered there, okay good, all right let’s start off with a sketch, I
think I’ve told you all my supplies I do have some water and some paper towels
that that I’ll be using, so I want this Center third to be
mountain area and so I’m just gonna start here and we’ll just kind of draw
just a little bit like so, coming down maybe there’ll be another
one a little here, actually I’m gonna have this come up just a little bit, okay
and maybe maybe something lower over here. Okay and then we’ll have like a
horizon line, so you know like I’m staying in my Center third, so my horizon
line will be right about here imaginary, and we’ll have some trees here, other
more trees over here, and let’s do like oh I want to bring some water in here so
it’s gonna come way back from in the distance, it’ll come way out and come
forward a little bit and then it’ll come in and out again, and from way back here
and I’ll probably change this a little bit here and there but, and then just
bring this out and way out here. So it’s going to draw you back into, let me get
a paper towel here, this is going to draw you back into the painting, the water
part. There yeah that’s pretty good that just brings you way back here. So that is
the basic part of it, now the sketche is in and of course I blow, I’m just
going to take a paper towel and wipe off the excess, that blowing is a monotonous
sound to me it is, okay that’s pretty good, so it won’t show off too much now I
won’t come off too much. Okay so now we have a idea we’re ready
to go. The first thing I want to do is sketch in my mountain and so I’m gonna
start with kind of a black and a gray kind of a mix, I want this very very dark
to start with, I’m not necessarily going to follow my lines here I’m just going
to improvise and just do whatever I feel like doing, and same with you you do your
mountain however you want it, and this is just a dark dark grey gessel, I like
working with gesso, you know a lot of people write and ask me what is the
difference between gesso and acrylic? Well the difference is that gesso has a
very grainy feel and it’s easy to paint with oil on top of it, and with Jess with
acrylic it dries very hard and very smooth, so there is a difference in them
but you could use either one, if you don’t have gesso then use acrylic
that’s okay, not a problem. Okay now as I come here, now I know as I
decided I am going to leave this mountain darn a little bit a little bit
lower, now I want to come in with some dark grey and sort of squishing here a
little bit I just want this highlighted, a my sun is going to be coming in this
way today which is very different for me being a left-hander, but that’s what I
decided today. So this is just a little bit of highlighting here, off and on, just
here and there, don’t have to be too fussy with this this is just under
coating, and of course we’ll be putting paint over it, and as we come down I’m going to get
lighter so it is kind of like misty, and just keep adding to this, nice thing
about working fast with this is that it stays wet which is good, I could be using
my medium but I don’t think I’ll really need it with this. So coming right down here, and I
want to now darken this side, definitely darker, because this would be your shadow
side, nice thing about this is you can just play back and forth and just do
anything you want. Maybe a few shadows in here, this is so fun, I love doing these
black-and-white gesso’s, wipe this off a bit here because I want to blend, I just
wiped off on a paper towel, just blending. Isn’t that neat? Just comes out so nice, a
little more black in here, There, a little more black up on this
one, okay and then I want to actually take
some white while this is nice and wet and just do some white here, and this
will just sort of blend in, keep wiping off so you don’t pick up too much of the
gray. I’ve been, I’ve had so many requests to
do more of these gesso paintings where they, were we put the the color on top so
that’s the reason I’m doing this, okay and now let’s just go ahead and add some
misty, some white down here, a little bit more, keep it kind of light on the bottom
edge here, oh that’s looking good I like it! You can just play back and forth to
your little hearts content. Cool I love that ,mmm nice, okay. I’m gonna
hit that just a little bit more yeah that’s good. All right, new paper towel because this
gets gunky fast, okay let’s do, I’ve got all that, so let’s do some black, this
is how I want this very dark on the bottom, so I’m going to start right here
where the water is, and just fill in with black. I’m going to add, I actually dip into
just a little water, I need to, this paint is drying out fairly fast so I’m just
wetting it down it makes it spread a little bit easier, and don’t worry about
covering every single little spots it’s okay if you don’t, this is going to be
like grassy area it’s the part of the metal part of the painting, and so I just
want it dark under coated to begin with, and we’ll come in here maybe a little
bit here, and you design your water the way you want it you don’t have to design
your is just the way I did mine, you can do it any way you want. There that’s good, okay now on that, let’s
see we’ll come down here, here it would be a little bit darker, okay and come in
here, and into here, funny wise when I start
talking like this I’ll notice that all the sudden I get real soft, it’s because
I’m concentrating, so that’s what that’s what’s happening! Okay
just fill this in just black black black. Cool! Okay like I say it’s not important
to have every single spot absolutely spotless, you know it you can have little
white spots in there and it won’t make any difference. There okay
now that I’m standing back and looking at it and that looks pretty good! So this
I’m going to bring in here because we want it to go way back, okay. Now I also
want to have some trees, let’s just put some oh, how about some evergreen trees
here, they can be all assorted sizes, they don’t have to be exactly pristine
perfect, just wherever you would like them, and let’s see do I want some, I want,
let’s have a couple going, let’s have a couple of going back here. Now these
would be very tiny because it’s way off, and notice it’s picking up the lighter
color so that makes it even look more distant, which is exactly what we want, and just
I’m roughing up this edge a little bit here, let me move my dish here, okay and
just smooth that out a little bit because like I said that’s way off in the
distance, and actually we could have, I don’t want too much paint on here wiping
off just a little bit, we could have like a few trees off here, just like some
little evergreens, actually I need a smaller brush for this, but we’ll
struggle with it, we’ll get through it here, maybe there’s some here, just little
trees like way… Oh my gosh, I am so sorry my battery went dead and I did not
notice it until it was too late, and I had already done a few things, so I
don’t want it to just delete this and start over, so what I’m going to do is
I’m just I’ll tell you what I did so that you can catch up with me. So when I
left off I was putting the greenery down here the distant trees, what I did was
finish this side, I also added like a few little evergreens you know more than the
kind that would stand out just a little bit more, added those in a few places and
I had started this little evergreens on the mountainside, so I went ahead and I
completed that, just little you know bringing just little trees up, and what I
did after that was I went ahead and started my large tree on the left here,
and that’s as far as I got so, what I’m going to do is continue on
now. I’m really sorry about that I just hate that when that happens I looked at
my battery and it says 78 minutes and I don’t think I’ve been that long
but I don’t know, I must have been. Ok I’m just wetting my sponges
right now, that’s one thing I’m going to be using a sponge in just a minute, so
always before you start make sure that you wet your sponge completely before
you start, it needs to be wet so that it will take the paint and spread it
properly. So I’m going to just set those sponges aside for a second, I also
decided I’m going to need this filbert brush, I didn’t think I was going to but
I want to do that for the tree-trunks over on the right side. So I’m going to
wet my filbert just in a little water blot dry and then I’m going to go into
some black because I want to make a tree trunk on this side, and this tree, I want
this I want this trunk kind of a little bit thicker and a little further back,
now this tree trunk goes way down here in the front, but this one I want setback
a little bit further and I’m not going to make it very pretty, it’s just going
to be just a weird little tree, I may have to go over that again because I’ve
got water in my black now, and it looks a little weird. Ok so that’s good let’s
just go ahead and continue on with another one, another branch here, and maybe a branch up here. Now this tree is
not going to be quite as big as that, and this one’s going to have leaves you know
a deciduous tree, so I’m just making a little bottom of the tree here, and I’m
going to blot my paper towel because I definitely need some heavier paint right
here. I’m still going to have to do that again
because it’s, my black is too watery, oh well that’s okay, actually by the time I
cover it with other paint it won’t make any difference so, okay now what I want
to do is take one of those sponges and I’m going to start off with my larger
sponge first, I like this one for kind of the base of the trees this works out
pretty good, and I’m going to mosh it up to a shape that I like, and I’m just
going to lightly go into my, let me see if I can show you this better, just
lightly go into my black, and you can see there and I’m just going to go into the
center of the tree, and I’m turning the sponge in different ways, heavier towards the center, I even
go down into the into the hillside a little bit here, okay
I’m not see I’m not doing very much there, next I want to go into another
sponge, now this one is a little bit smaller, and what side do I want here, let
me squeeze that a little bit more, okay I think we use this side here, this is a
nice small side, go into the black again and this time I’m just going to go a
little bit, bringing some of these branches out so that it gives nice
shape to the trees, a little more black, that’s good right
there. I like that okay, I’m going to squeeze
that sponge out just in a little water just to get some of the color out, and
now I want to go into a little bit of the gray and black mix, so it’s a very
dark gray. Okay again I’m going to just at random just hit a few places, there
like that, and I think I’ll just leave that and just like that,
and on this side you know this is a deciduous tree but it’s almost dead, so
let’s just put like just a very very few leaves just like nothing, and I’ll put a
few little branches on here too but I think that’s probably good, let’s maybe
just a couple more, yeah. Okay I’m going to call that good.
Okay um the next thing I want to do is rinse this sponge again, you want to make
sure you keep those sponges spotlessly clean because if you leave paint in them
and it dries the sponges are ruined, so see I have my little container of water
for brushes and then I have my big container for sponges which works out
really great! Okay the next thing I want to do, and the last, this will be the last
thing to, I want to put some of this gray and black
gesso, I’m black, I got black, let me get, I don’t know if you can see this or not,
so I’ve not got much black left here but black and grey, I’m just going to put
I’m going to, remember the waterfall that we did and I had little rocks down below?
Well that’s what I’m doing here, and I’m just going to have just a few I don’t
want a lot like the last picture the last painting we did this is just a few, just add you know just a little interest
so that when I put the blue in the water it’ll look pretty, and I’m going to blot
that I want to take that out, blot dry, and then I’m going to go into a little
white, boy I got way more white than I needed but that’s okay, and then let’s
see the Sun coming in this way so actually the right side of the rocks
would be highlighted, and just a few spots here and there, there, and I think that’s it I don’t
think I need a whole lot more, just maybe touches just a very little bit, okay and
that’s all I’m gonna do for the undercoating. Now if you like the black
and white why don’t you just go ahead and just leave it black and white?
There’s no reason that you need to put color on, if you’re happy with this
painting the way it is I would just leave it like this because hey this is
gorgeous by itself! I’d refine it a little bit you know
clean I’d clean up these edges and stuff but other than that this just makes a
great painting all by itself. Oh silly me, you know I told you we were going to use
a foam brush, did I use a foam brush? No! But I’ll tell you what, if you have one
and you want to use it that’s great because they work wonderful you can just
fill in these really large areas with your foam brush it’s just fantastic
these work wonderful I love these brushes! I guess you’d call it a brush,
anyway I just got carried away and I just I just use my regular old brush
that I started the painting with it’s just how it is you know when you get
excited about something you just want to go with it. So anyway, so next month I’m
going to be putting in the color and I hope it’s going to be very pretty I’m
really looking forward to doing this because I just I love the color that
that I think I’m going to be putting in here, and so if you’re new to my channel
I hope you enjoyed and I hope you come back again, I hope you share my video, and
my gosh I thank you for coming today to paint with me, and I guess that’s it, God
bless, bye


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