Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Treeline and Marsh

This scenic taken in western Maine last week reminds me of the painter Bob Ross (1942-1995) who used to be everywhere on PBS in the 80s. He and his 'magic white' were easy to find on a cold winter Saturday afternoon. I use to sit there and marvel, as his wide brush would attack the canvas and make a line of evergreens, almost magically, flash into view. When the camera was doing an up-close shot of his hand and brush just dabbing the canvas with greens and tinted yellows, I'd say ok this time they are not going to be looking like trees. When the camera pulled back, viola! There the treeline was majestic-like.
He made painting look so easy.
How'd he do that?

18 comments:

  1. I don't know, Birdman, but you sure did a nice job with those clouds. They looks almost real! ;-)

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  2. Wasn't he the guy with the big hair?

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  3. He was a demon with that brush. I tried to follow along once. Looked like 3 year old painted it, that's when I took up the camera.

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  4. love that!

    and i remember watching some of those painting shows as a kid. probably the same guy. amazing.

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  5. Love that photo! And love to watch painters at work . . .

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  6. Oh my gosh, I used to do the same thing. He had that magic artistic touch.
    By the way, your photo is a bit of magic today too. Gorgeous.

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  7. i remember that guy! it was fun watching him..i didn't know he had passed away though...beautiful shot!

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  8. those clouds are totally bob ross clouds!

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  9. And he made it look so easy!

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  10. A name I must admit I wasn't familiar with. Beautiful shot, though!

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  11. I do remember that program -- he was amazing -- barbara

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  12. I remember watching that program. Always such a happy guy.

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  13. One for the pixel-peepers - know the distance from the audience to the canvas.

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  14. I sort of kind of remember him but my art teachers weren't fans of that type of process. I do remember John Gnagy who goes WAY back...loved his shows.

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  15. This is a gorgeous scene. Aaaaaahhhh.

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  16. Yes, it looks easy, but it takes patience and talent and hard work. Lovely scene!

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