Yesterday Teresa and I through a Bob Ross party (her belated birthday party). As no one else whom I know has actually done, we followed along to Bob Ross’s instruction in an episode of “The Joy of Painting.” A group of eight of us made our own landscape oil paintings. I have two oberservations:
(1) Oil painting is not as easy as Bob Ross makes it look, especially if you don’t have top-of-the-line painting supplies to work with. If you’re going to do it, buy the expensive brushes that won’t bunch up on you. (2) You can’t have too much white paint. Mine turned out more like an acrylic painting, because we didn’t have enough white paint to cover my paper, so the paint didn’t blend the way I wanted. I also couldn’t add the highlights I wanted. (3) There really is joy in painting. I could totally get into this.