[Music] Hi, welcome back.
Certainly glad you could join us today because it's a fantastic day here and I hope it is wherever you're at.
So, tell you what, let's start out today and have them run all the colors across the screen that you need to paint along with us.
While they're doing that, let me show you what I've got done up here.
I have my standard old double primed pre-stretched canvas, and today I'm using an 18 by 24 inch.
You use whatever size is convenient for you, and I've covered the entire canvas with a very, very thin, say that again, thin coat of the liquid white.
So the canvas is all wet and it's slick and it's ready to go, so tell you what, let's just do a fantastic little painting together.
I thought we'd do something to day that's just fun.
We film this show in Muncie, Indiana, so I thought maybe today we'd do a show that has maybe a little farm-like scene in it that I think will be pretty.
So, let's take off with the old two inch brush.
A little bit of... Let's start with a little Indian Yellow.
Let's make a very simple little sky that you can do with no problem.
Very, very simple.
Just a fun little sky, a little Indian Yellow.
Now that color is continually mixing with the liquid white that's on the canvas.
All right, without cleaning the brush, I'm just going to go into a little bit of Yellow Ochre.
It's sort of a gold color.
We'll go right above that, just a little, just a little.
About like that, and then just blend them together.
Now I'm going to clean the brush, going to clean the brush.
And we clean our brush with odorless paint thinner, shake off the excess, [laughs] and just beat the devil out of it.
We have more fun cleaning the brush, it's just unreal.
Let's go right into [chuckles] we'll go right into Midnight Black.
Now, I cleaned the brush in between these colors because if you put yellow and black together, as you know, it makes green.
But I'm going, going to take a little black and just gray the sky on top.
And if we're real careful, we can bring it right back down into the yellow, right where they join, without ending up with a bright green sky.
See, just let them sort of blend together gently.
That's all there is to it.
Now then, we can take that same old brush, and maybe there's a little cloud that lives right there.
See, there he is, a little stringy cloud.
He just sort of hangs out right there.
Maybe he's got a little friend right there.
Tell you what, maybe there's another one over there.
I don't know, [chuckles] I don't know.
This piece of canvas truly is your world and you have to make these big decisions.
Now we'll take a clean brush, I changed brushes, clean dry brush, three hairs and some air, and very gently just blend that out.
And today, that's about all I'm going to do for a little sky.
I want this just to be very, very simple.
Just a very simple little sky.
That way we can spend most of our painting time worrying about other things.
Let's use a little one inch brush.
I'm going to grab the knife.
I want to make some brown.
I'll make quite a pile of brown.
I'm going to use it throughout the painting.
Take Alizarin Crimson and Sap Green, in about, in about equal parts.
Now you can take it to either side, you can take it to the green side or to the reddish side, depending on your mood or, or the effect you want to create.
It doesn't matter, it's up to you.
Today, I'm just going to have it a nice brown.
Okay, we'll wipe the old knife off here.
We just wipe the knife on an old paper towel.
We just use a little one inch brush and go right into a little of that brown.
Just going to use it for a little background color.
Maybe I'll put a little black with it, darken it.
And maybe back in here.... Let's just, just use little Xs, and maybe there's going to be some little trees that live far away, so I'm not looking for a lot here except basic, very basic, little shapes.
See, just, just sort of scrub them in, we don't care.
This is your world and you can do any old thing here.
There, something about like that.
Just let it go.
I'm going to add a little more black down at the base because I want it to be a little darker.
Indicate there's some shadows down there.
got to have a, got to have a place down here for all my little animals friends to hide and to relax.
Wherever you think they should be.
Now, today I'm going to get the little, this is a little half size round brush, it's a small round brush.
Put a little bit of liquid white on it, put a little bit of yellow, be right back, I'm going to get a touch of blue, and a little touch of black, make a nice green here.
So we got green, a little Yellow Ochre, here and there, I'm going to probably hit a little Indian Yellow, maybe even a little Bright Red now and then.
And red and green make brown, so I use red as a duller.
If I want to dull the green, then that's what I use.
Let's go up here.
Now, then, just go in here and just tap in the indication of some beautiful little things that are happening far, far away.
And vary the colors a little bit.
We don't want a lot of detail.
These are supposed to look like little trees that live far away.
Add a little bright red to that.
Oh, I like that color.
Whew, I like that.
Color makes me excited.
Probably, probably painted 25, 30,000 paintings in my life and I still get excited when I see this work so easy and so much fun, and it brings so much happiness to so many people.
That truly, truly is the joy of painting.
Okay, maybe a little bit more of that reddish color.
This would be a nice scene to do in autumn colors, where you really get crazy, use a lot of the reds and the crimsons, and oh, just Jack Frost when he starts touching the trees, just makes some of the most gorgeous colors in the world.
I lived in Alaska for many, many years, and you never talk about Alaska in the fall, but Alaska has some of the most gorgeous fall colors of any place I've ever been.
I really do think God was having a good day when He made Alaska.
I haven't been there in a couple of years now.
About time to go back.
Say hello to all my friends there.
See now, we've got all those little tree things back here and it's really easy.
Take a liner brush, just a very small amount of that little brown color that we used.
Just a little.
A little bit.
Okay, let's go up in here.
Now here and there, and there and here, I'm just going to put the indication of a few little, little trunks and stems and all those things that live in trees.
There, see them?
Don't want a lot, just a few.
Don't over do.
We just wash the old liner brush.
Shoot, find a brush here that's not too dirty.
We don't care.
Go into the brown and the black, a little bit of Sap Green, here and there, just to give it a little greenish hue.
Okay, let's go up in here.
Let's make some big decisions in our world, maybe there lives some land right here.
We're going to do a little scene.
I tell you what, I'm going to save this whole side over here and put a big tree.
[laughs] You know, if you, if you've painted with me before I love these big trees.
There, so we'll, we'll play with those today a little bit too.
Once again the browns and the black.
I'm just looking for a dark color so on top of that, then we'll come back and we'll put some nice highlights.
Make a little grassy area.
This is a good place to practice and just get the feel of the brush.
You could actually, you could put this on with a mop.
It doesn't matter.
But, by doing this, it gives you practice with a brush, so I suggest you, you take every opportunity to, to get the feel of the brush.
So much of painting is a feel, and it comes with practice.
Boy, if I don't quit, I'm going to have the whole canvas covered up.
But that's okay.
Lookie there though.
By putting these little, all these different layers in here, just by tapping.
Already you can see distance in the painting.
Looks like trees that live way, way back there somewhere.
We don't know where they live.
Don't know that we even care.
I'm going to dip the brush into the least little touch of the liquid white.
We dip it in the liquid white only to thin the paint.
Be right back, put a little green, whew, a little Sap Green.
Ooh, that's pretty.
Sap Green's such a nice color.
Okay, tap it and give it a little push.
You can see that little ridge of paint right there.
There's one just like that one the end of the bristles and that's what we're looking for.
Let's go up here.
Now, then we're going to have a nice little field, we just begin coming right in here, and think about the lay of the land, or how the land flows, and we can begin putting in all kinds of beautiful little grassy areas and just go all through all your different yellows and your greens.
It's up to you, up to you.
I'm just going to sort of dance it back and forth, between all the different yellows.
Some time a little - oh, look there hit a little Bright Red.
Nice little tree.
I mean, nice little grassy area, that's not a tree.
Give it a little fertilizer, love it, water it regular.
Might be a tree there.
Tell you what, tell you what.
Let's have, we're going to have a little scene, maybe we want to have a little...
I'm just going to scrape out a basic shape there.
I'm going to have a little barn back here.
It's just a nice place to have a little barn.
Scrape out a basic shape with a knife just so you have an idea of where you're going, but more importantly it removes that loose excess paint.
I'll go right into that brown color I made from the brown that was made from the Sap Green and Alizarin Crimson.
Think about the basic shape of the old barn.
Got to have a place for the cow to go at night.
He may get scared out here.
Might be an old hoot owl out here that makes noises.
Shoot, when I was a kid, I used to camp out and late at night and the old owl would make a big old noise.
I was ready to call my mother and go home.
But as I got older, I had the opportunity to learn what, what those creatures were and why those noises were made.
I tell you what, before this series is over, I'm going to show you, we will show you a big old owl.
I like owls.
I'm going to show you a great horned owl that I had the pleasure of meeting.
I think we had some video with him on there.
I'm just going to get him up here for you.
Take a little Bright Red, a little of that brown we've made, a little bit of white into it, don't over mix it.
See that color?
It's not over mixed.
Now we cut our little roll of paint off, all those little designs are still in the paint.
Now we can go up here [Bob makes "doop, doop" sounds] and just begin putting some color in.
I'm going to make that a little bit brighter, a little more white into it so it shows up for you.
I'm just going to let the knife sort of bounce.
I don't want this just to be solid.
I like old buildings in my paintings, but it's up to you.
If you want it to look newer, be a little more careful with them.
I like it to look about half of it's blowed away and it's about to fall down.
The old farmer that lived out here, he didn't take too good a care of it.
He, he had some bad days.
Now over here, almost nothing.
Tell you what, we'll get a little more of that brown.
This farmer's like me, he needs more room.
Let's give him a shed out here.
Give him a little shed, put some sides on it.
[Bob makes "doop" sound] Back to our little roof color.
See how easy it is?
Wished it was that easy to actually build a shed.
I, I used to be a carpenter years ago.
My father was a carpenter, and he taught me that trade.
And, I tell you what, it isn't that easy to make a [chuckles] shed on a barn.
Now, then, we can come right in here, and just do a "barnectomy," sort of figure out where we think everything should live, work on our perspective.
Now, we need a door.
If we're going to have old cow living in there, we need a door.
[Bob makes "sssst" sound] There it is.
Now Bossy can get in and go out.
We can take and make just the indication of a few old boards that live right along here.
There, just by touching.
Come across, a little bit of light color on the knife.
But sort of outline that door a little bit, so it stands out and we see it better.
But that's a pretty good looking old raggedy barn out there.
Now, we're not too worried about the bottom because we'll come back with our old two inch brush that we've made the grassy areas with and just sort of fill them in.
And when you're painting, make up little stories.
Think about the old cow that lives in here, or the chickens, or the pig, or whatever lives in this old barn.
I stay in so much trouble at home, I probably have to live in there.
Tell you what, we need a, we need a little path.
We'll take a little of that brown and white.
Let's just put a little path in here.
A little path, so, so there's a way to get in and out.
Just a little path.
Comes right out.
A little highlight on it.
Not much, not much, want to keep it pretty dark.
Now maybe in our world, shoot, if we've got a cow here, we need to contain her, somehow.
Put a little fence right up here.
Maybe the fence goes to right about there.
Maybe it comes right up here.
I don't know.
Okay, if our light's coming from this direction, and the old barn indicates it is, we'll highlight a little bit on that side of the fence.
[Bob makes "tchoo" sound] See there?
Just a little highlight.
Now you can take just the heel or the back of the knife and just cut right through there, [Bob makes "ssst" sound] either direction, and make the indication of some wire on there.
It'll scratch through and just let a little canvas show.
We'll put three strands of wire on our fence.
We've got a big cow in here and we don't want her getting out.
Sometimes, it's neat, take a little bit of, I use a little Bright Red, put just a little top on those little devils.
Because normally when you cut fence posts, when you cut the tree down to make a fence post, you paint the ends of it to keep from deteriorating.
There, so we did that.
Let's just keep going here.
We'll put some, some more of that brown and black color underneath here.
As I say, say if you're in a big hurry, you can just paint it on.
It doesn't make any difference.
I usually like to tap it on, though, because it, once again, gives you a lot of practice using the brush.
But, however, it doesn't matter.
A little more black, a little more brown.
We said we were going to have a big tree over here and we left a big hole [laughs] so we'll have a big tree.
We'll take the old two inch brush.
There it is.
Just use the corner of the brush and tap in some basic shapes.
This old tree... maybe there's a group of trees.
Let's have a group.
A whole big family of trees live back here.
Add a little bit, a little bit of Bright Red to that color.
Yeah, I like that.
And here and there.
Leave a couple of holes in your tree so, so some sky can show through.
Let a little light get through.
The birds got to have a way to fly through there.
And down toward the base, I'm going more into the black.
I want it to get darker, darker down here, indicate shadows.
A lot of shadows.
Something about like that.
Let's have, let's have a few little old tree trunks in there.
Let me find a little fan brush here.
Let me dip the fan brush into a little bit of paint thinner, just to wet it up a little.
And I'm going to load it full of this brown, a little black on it, then I'm going to come right over here and pull one side through a little bit of that lighter color, so there is a little difference in the color.
Once side's a little lighter than the other.
I know it's hard to see, but it is a little lighter.
We said our light was coming from the left, so we want that lighter side on the left, and there's not, there's not a whole big difference in there, but a little.
I just want to put the indication of some little things that live way back in there.
We're not too worried about them, at this point.
Take our liner brush, a little paint thinner, a little of that brown color, and here and there, just going to put the indication of a few little arms that are on some of these little trees back in here.
We're not looking for a lot of detail.
These are too far back.
Maybe if we have time, here, we'll just put a big old tree in here.
I like big old trees.
Yeah, we can just use a, we'll just use a nice old two inch brush here.
Grab a little Sap Green.
Oh, that's nice.
Don't want a lot of color.
Just a little.
A little red too, I want to dull it.
Up in here, just use the corner of the brush, put the indication here and there, and there and here, of some leaves that live out here.
Think about patterns and shapes, though.
Don't just throw them in at random.
I know it gets to be fun, and it's just tempting just to drop them everywhere.
Retain a lot of your dark areas though.
It makes them look deeper.
There we go.
Isn't that a neat way, though, to make a big old pile of trees?
Put a little one right there.
Something like that.
This truly is a, it's a lazy man's way of painting.
That's why I like it.
I always look for ways to, to make painting easier, but yet effective.
Because if you have some success with this, then you, then you really like it, then you go and you paint everything, and maybe a lot of people that I, I've talked to, they've had success with this and they end up, they end up in college or something, really, really studying some fine traditional art because this, this worked for them.
So, that's, that's what's so nice.
Back to my brush here that we were using to make some little grassy areas.
We'll put in a little, maybe there's a little hill right there.
Yeah, yeah there is.
Any old place you want him, right along here.
Mm, I really like that.
I'm going to add the least little touch of paint thinner to my brush.
Because a thin paint will stick to a thick paint, so that'll make it come off the brush easier, because the paint that I have up here, whew, very thick, very strong, very dry.
It's not like traditional paints.
There, just vary the colors a little bit, just work in layers, that all these little things happen.
Wherever you want them.
Maybe a little bit right there.
I like that.
Just to push that path a little farther down in there.
Okay, over in here, there's maybe a little bit.
A little bit more.
All right, we said we'll get crazy here.
Let's load a fan brush full of black and that brown that we made from crimson and Sap Green.
Are you ready?
This is your bravery test, right now.
Fan brush is full of color.
Maybe it starts right here.
[Bob makes "rr,rr,rr" sounds] Maybe this old tree had some rough days that he's got some crooks and some... Oh, yeah.
I like, I like trees.
Trees are a lot of fun.
Lot of fun.
Putting the big old foots out here so he has something to stand on.
We want him to be, we want him to be strong.
We'll give him a big arm here, like that.
Got to make those little noises, or it just doesn't work right.
Let's see, we had, we had a little bit of brown and white mixed up here already.
Just touch it and sort of let the knife just bounce.
Barely touch it, barely.
Let's just sort of touch.
Little bit up in here, barely touch.
There, something about like that.
That's all that we're looking for.
Darker, darker, darker.
On the other side, we can take a little bit of the Prussian Blue, a little bit of white.
Want to make a dark blue.
I want to make the indication of a little, a little reflected light right there.
See, because I think that these trees here would stop the light, so we're going to get a little light through there.
So I've highlighted this one intentionally on the other side because I think those trees would stop the light.
There, a little bit of a lighter color just to make that edge stand out.
You know when you buy your first tube of paint, you get your artist license issued to you, and the artist license says on this piece of canvas you can create any and every illusion that you want.
That's what we do.
I'm going to take a little paint thinner and go up in here, and make the indication of some limbs and sticks and stuff that live right out in here.
There, wherever you want them.
[Bob makes "mm, mm" sounds] And if you have trouble making this paint flow, just add more paint thinner to it.
Maybe a lot of these old limbs have, maybe they've just pooped out.
They're old and tired.
Maybe this old tree died.
That happens sometimes.
There we go.
Don't make all the limbs just come out the side.
Have some come across.
All right, now then.
Let's take a, our fan brush, put some brown on it, and let's just make our path come right on out, [Bob makes "tchooka, tchooka, tchooka" sounds" right on out, here it comes, here it comes.
Right on out through the painting so we have a way to get to that old barn.
And you can take and just fill in a few little grassy areas, bring it all together.
Put you a stick and a twig here and there with the knife.
Shoot, we've got a finished painting.
Hope you try this one, because I think you'll enjoy it and you'll find it to be a lot of fun.
And from all of us here, I'd like to wish you happy painting and God bless, my friend.
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