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Peeling Off

Post by yogi » 30 Mar 2018, 09:27

You know Bob Ross, the artist, right? He's the guy who can paint something beautiful during the course of a half hour television show. One of his famous techniques is the masking of the canvass so that when the painting is finished he will peel off the contact paper to reveal a cameo of sorts. I've seen it done several times, but there is a video showing the technique in all its splendor.

https://boingboing.net/2018/03/06/zen-o ... ng-of.html

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Post by Kellemora » 30 Mar 2018, 11:52

Remember Jon Gnagy?
He was the Bob Ross of my era.

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Post by yogi » 30 Mar 2018, 13:08

Sorry Gary. I don't recall ever hearing about Jon Gnagy. You must be from a different era. LOL

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Post by Kellemora » 31 Mar 2018, 11:52

Jon Gnagy first aired in 1946, the first transmission on the new Channel 4 tower atop the Empire State Building in NY.
After syndication, his show aired on NBC I think it was from 1950 to 1960. 13 years on the air!
His shows were all in Black and White, and he explained the colors he used and blended, but if you had his Art Kits, you could see the colors in the book and the drawings, most of them step by step.
The reason he sold so many kits probably had to do with the fact his show was in black and white.

Bob Ross ran on PBS from 1983 to 1994, 11 years on the air, then moved to Internet video's.
I saw very few of his shows, due to work and family.

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Post by pilvikki » 31 Mar 2018, 15:42

it figures, i much preferred the Before pictures.

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Post by yogi » 31 Mar 2018, 18:55

The 'before' picture has ragged edges, which might be just fine in some cases. The 'after' picture is much cleaner. However, the point of the video, I presume, it so shock and awe the viewer into a Zen state of mind. Peeling off the contact paper is the vehicle.

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Post by pilvikki » 01 Apr 2018, 16:41

i seem to have missed the point of the zen part completely and the cleaner edges make it look very stiff and unnatural...

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Post by yogi » 01 Apr 2018, 20:17

The clean edges give the illusion of the picture being framed. I think that's pretty clever.

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Post by pilvikki » 04 Apr 2018, 16:23

true, but still.... :think:

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Post by yogi » 04 Apr 2018, 18:02

Not everybody is into cameos, I suppose

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