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Painting in class

First, if you are coming to one of my live classes, you don't need any of this. I supply everything you need to paint in class.

Painting on your own

To start painting Bob Ross style on your own, you need some specific paint brushes, his unique palette knife and mostly firm oil paints.  The colors that are used for highlights (Yellows) are made to a thinner constancy for easier mixing and application.

If you watch his very first tv show he talks about the importance of limiting the number of colors used to limit costs and to simplify painting. At that time he was only using 8 colors.

The concept of limited palette is not new. Monet painted with just three colors, a warm and cool of each one plus  black and white.

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The Easy Way to Start

The easiest way to start painting for not a lot of money, is with the Bob Ross Basic Paint set.

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Easels

Bob built his own easel out of a step ladder because he wanted it to be firm and it could fold up easily.

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Oil Paints

Colors Description

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Mediums

Mediums are the key to the wet on wet technique.

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Brushes

Brushes Description

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Cleaning Up

Bob always talks about using Odorless Paint Thinner, so you’ll need some.

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Canvasses

Canvas Description