Rule of Third – For this painting I tried Bob Ross’ technique to paint the tree and the entire scene. My husband likes watching his shows (they are recorded, as Bob died in 1995) and sometimes I sit with him and watch. Bob mixes the colors first, then he dips his brush in it and instead of using strokes to cover the canvas, he touches canvas with the top of bristles and leaves marks of color on canvas. I haven’t had a large round brush and used the flat brush, but the large tree looks pretty realistic.
Rule of Odds – I took an idea from a picture that I came across online. I’ve modified the colors of trees and struggled to figure out the color for the background. It was challenging to keep the background color consistent as one can never mix colors the same way.