This is an acrylic I did yesterday Alla Prima, or at one time. It’s called Winter In Blue And Red, and features Prussian Blue, Cerulean Blue, Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, and Vermillion. The tree and rock were mixed with blue, vermillion, and lemon yellow.
I would like to say, this is a painting dedicated to my nephew Preston Linkous. Like me, he is a huge Bob Ross fan. Whether you are or not, I love him, because he made art something that was accessible, and not a high dollar item. Speaking of that, it’s fitting how this painting came to be.
As an early Christmas present, my wife Ashley found a large tube of Prussian Blue, one of my favorite blues, at Ross for 2.99. If you have a Ross in your area, in addition to clothes and housewares, you can find great art supplies there. This tube she picked up for 2.99 would have easily been 7.99 or more elsewhere.
While writing and painting are very important to me, taking care of my family is more so. Because of this, spending a lot on art supplies is not something that I feel comfortable doing. However, being able to purchase items occasionally that are not expensive allows me to still enjoy my hobby.
If you are on a budget, you can purchase either with a Hobby Lobby 40% discount coupon, which they offer on one item weekly, or at Ross. These two locations have been very good for me, and for our family with other purchases. Whether you’re a professional, hobbyist, or just have a passing interest, a penny saved is a penny earned.