This was my second Bob Ross painting. I painted it on July 23rd. The mountain colors came out too blue, there should have had more red in them. I like the sky and the road. I’ve also starting reading a drawing book, ‘Drawing for Dummies’. Yeah, I know I never much cared for the Dummies books when they first came out. But I got over the titles being insulting and decided the content mattered more. If it helps any, I didn’t buy the book. I got it from the library.
The local county library system is pretty cool. I can go online and pick out a book from any library in the county and have them deliver it to my closest branch. Then they call me and let me know it is there. I guess most county libraries are setup this way, but it is still pretty cool.
Well, I’ve not done this before, so let’s see how it goes. Actually, I don’t even really read blogs. I just saw this Yahoo 360 link and I thought I would check it out. It looks kind of interesting, so I thought I would try the blog feature for a while.
I painted the picture on July 9th, 2005 in a Bob Ross painting class. Pretty cool that you can paint a entire picture in one class. I did take a drawing/painting class a few years earlier, but I still have not finished that painting. I have taken the Bob Ross class a twice more times since. So I now have 3 finished paintings. I might post the others later. I am not sure if I am learning how to paint doing it this way. It sometimes feels a little like a paint by numbers class. Though I do believe I am learning some techniques, I am not sure if I am learning yet how to create an original. Guess that takes time.
I am a software engineer, well an out of work one, though I am working on two games with two different teams. One is for a non profit. The other would be for profit, if it sells. Just starting on the second one so I don’t know how it will work out.