Bob Ross Brushes:
Wildlife Bristle Brush ½"
Wildlife Detail Brush #2
Wildlife Eye Brush
Wildlife Finisher Brush #6
Wildlife Fur Brush
Floral Brush ½"
Landscape Brush 1"
Liner Brush #2
Bob Ross Oil Colors:
Bob Ross Soft Oil Colors:
Bob Ross Supplies:
Liquid Black Acrylic
Liquid White Acrylic
Oil Paint Medium
Canvas 12x16, 16x20 or 18x24
disposable paper palette for acrylic paints
foam brush applicator
Nice to Have:
Thinner Container and Screen
Brush Beater Rack
Use the foam applicator to cover the entire canvas with a thin, even, coat of Gray Gesso and allow to dry completely. When the canvas is dry, transfer the seal pattern to the canvas.
To transfer the Baby Harp Seal pattern to your canvas, use a very, very thin mixture of Oil Paint Medium and Ultramarine Blue to divide your canvas into twelve equal sections. Continue using the thinned Blue to copy the pattern, square by square to your canvas.
Use the small wildlife brushes and and various shades of Black and White liquid acrylics to underpaint the Baby Seal's eyes.
When both eyes have been underpainted with with the liquid acrylics …
... underpaint his nose with Liquid Black Acrylic.
Use shades of liquid Black and White acrylics to add the seal mouth and muzzle.
Underpaint the background snow with the Wildlife Bristle brush and shades of Black and White liquid acrylics.
Continue by lightly underpainting the seal with shades of Black and White liquid acrylics.
To complete the Baby Harp Seal underpainting, add swirls of foreground snow with White liquid acrylic. The snow shadows with various shades of Black and White liquid acrylics.
When you're satisfied with your underpainting, clean your brushes well and put away your acrylic paints and get rid of the water for now the fun begins! Overpainting with oils!
Overpaint the Baby Seal's eyes with oil colors:
Note: At any time, if necessary, you can remove the background colors from the Baby Seal with a paint thinner dampened brush or soft cloth.