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    mountains using Bob Rossí palette knife technique

    Any advice on translating certain palette knife techniques into AR?

    Applying, spreading, smearing translate readily, but when Bobs applies highlights, he uses a physical reality which exists on real canvas but not in AR: high and low spots on the paint to “catch” paint from the lightly-dragged knife.

    Clearly I need a brush with a texture or thinner or loading I can vary; so far results are very, “meh.”

    Maybe I need to completely forget about the tools Bob Ross uses, and embrace other techniques for applying color in the way he does it..

    thank you for any tips on this!

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    Using rough canvas texture and chalk will produce something like this. I used a plain canvas for the mountain layer and the layer above has the textured canvas.

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