Bob Ross: Painting Waterfalls (Pt 1/19 How To Paint Water Series)

Intermediate, Oils, Painting | 03 Sep, 2012

Using some blue mixed in with generous amounts of titanium white, Ross teaches the viewer how to paint very convincing waterfalls. In this first installment of the 19 part series you will learn about the use of the ‘fan brush’ and how it is applied to create the waterfall itself, alongside the splashes and foaming created. This is a very worthwhile series to explore if you want to become better and more confident with the brush and heavy loading of paint. As you would expect from Ross, his narrative is very full on and covers all the bases to guide you through to your finished masterpiece. Enjoy.

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    1. @Twilight4Real I use various brands and they include Martin F. Weber, Chroma, Alexander, Winsor-Newton, and Grumbacher are the primary brands. I purchase my paints at a wholesale on-line distributor, eBay or a local art store offering discounts/special. I’ve also purchased from on-line stores like Dick Blicks, Cheap Joe’s Orange, etc… Check out link art supply page on my website

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    2. I use various brands and they include Martin F. Weber, Chroma, Alexander, Winsor-Newton, and Grumbacher are the primary brands. I purchase my paints at a wholesale on-line distributor, eBay or a local art store offering discounts/special. I’ve also purchased from on-line stores like Dick Blicks, Cheap Joe’s Orange, etc… Check out link art supply page on my website

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    3. @ssyndy1989 Actually, I used two blues. The first thing I did was coat a canvas with black gesso and let it dry. Once dry, I coated the canvas with a thin, even coat of clear oil painting medium. Over the medium I immediately painted a thin, even coat of Prussian Blue. Then with a mix of white and Pthalo Blue and a touch or two of medium I painted the waterfall and cascades.

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    4. Actually, I used two blues. The first thing I did was coat a canvas with black gesso and let it dry. Once dry, I coated the canvas with a thin, even coat of clear oil painting medium. Over the medium I immediately painted a thin, even coat of Prussian Blue. Then with a mix of white and Pthalo Blue and a touch or two of medium I painted the waterfall and cascades.

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    5. @DarrellCrowStudioes I love Pthalo Blue for skies and mixing with other colours, but I thought Prussian was another name for Pthalo! Really liked your video because I have always had trouble with water. Adding to playlist!

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    6. Omg, thanks for doing this tutorial!! It gave me a great idea because I’m painting my room in a couple of days and doing my window wall leopard then the rest of the walls blue and green and I’m adding on the one part of my wall with one stroke flowers with a little landscape and butterflies and humming birds so I’m adding this in the back ground!! 😀

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    7. IO have a playlist of how to paint these scenes in Acrylics on this youtube channel. That includes this wat5erfall. I get the same effects with acrylics as I do oils, but there are some differences you’ll need to know. So feel free to play all of the films on the acrylics playlist. Thanks for the question.

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    8. Howdy would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re using? I’m going to start my own blog soon but I’m having a difficult time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique. P.S Apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

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    9. i have a few questions to ask… did you add something else to the “phtaloblue-titaniumwhite” medium? i use a fan brush, but i don’t get the same effect as yours. The bristles separate from each other, so there are a few gaps in my waterfall… could you please give me a suggestion?

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    10. First, I used canvas and not paper But you can use a paper called Canvas Pad. Tape onto a canvas and you’ll swear it is canvas. As for colors, they are listed in each playlist, and my basic colors are listed on my website listed in the video description

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    11. Não entendi nenhuma palavra que você falou, mas entendi tudo o que você explicou . Você tem muito talento, e mais talento ainda pra se fazer entender . Ameiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii … Obrigado ! amo águas caindo … amo o som do silêncio das águas .

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    12. First, I covered the canvas with black gesso and let it dry. Once dried cover the entire canvas with a ‘thin’ even coat of clear oil painting medium. Wipe off the canvas with a paper towel to take off the excess medium. Cover the entire canvas with an even, thin coat of Prusian Blue. You’re now ready to paint.

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