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S1 E4 | FULL EPISODE

Lionheart Framing

Two friends went from big-box store framing to creating custom frames in their own shop.

AIRED: October 09, 2019 | 0:03:17
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>> I'M GLAD YOU COULD JOIN ME

TODAY.

YOU READY TO DO A FANTASTIC

LITTLE PAINTING?

SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL

PAINTINGS YOU'VE EVER SEEN.

>> MY NAME IS LYNX NGUYEN,

AND I'M AN ATLANTA

CONCEPTUAL ARTISTS.

I'M HAPPY TO BE HERE AT ATL PBA

TO CELEBRATE BOB ROSS' LEGACY.

NOW I'M HERE TO DEMONSTRATE

TO YOU ONE OF MY FAVORITE

BOB ROSS PAINTING

AND IT'S CALLED

SECLUDED MOUNTAIN.

BUT TODAY WE'RE GOING TO DO IT

WITH A TWIST.

WE HAVE A TRADITIONAL BOB ROSS

PALETTE AND I HAVE MY OWN

CREATIVE APPROACH TO

BOB ROSS PAINTING TODAY.

FOR THIS ONE,

I JUST GOING TO USE

A LITTLE MIDNIGHT BLACK

MIXED WITH SOME PHTHALO BLUE.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> AND LIKE BOB ROSS SAID,

YOU KNOW, YOU,

YOU CAN PLACE THEM

WHEREVER YOU WANT.

SO HERE, I'M JUST GOING TO HAVE

THIS BIG PLOW HERE

IN A CRISSCROSS MOTION

LIKE JUST X-SHAPE.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> YOU KNOW, A PAINTBRUSH

IS AN EXTENSION OF YOUR HAND.

AS AN ARTIST.

I TAKE THAT LITERAL.

EVERY TIME YOU PICK UP

A PAINTBRUSH,

YOU ARE DISCONNECTED

A FEW MOMENTS.

YOU LOST THE FOCUS.

YOU DISCONNECTED

FROM YOUR PAINTING.

SO IF ALL OF YOUR, YOUR PAINT,

ALL OF YOUR TOOLS ARE IN

THE PALM OF YOUR HAND,

IT HELP YOU TO MAINTAIN

THAT MOMENTUM,

THAT FOCUS TO MAKE A REALLY

SUCCESSFUL PAINTING

WITHOUT DISRUPTION.

AND THEN JUST BLEND ACROSS

VERY LIGHTLY.

SO YOU GET THAT SOFT EFFECT.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> NOW WE'RE GOING TO ADD IN

SOME OF THE CLOUD.

SO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THIS

HAPPY LITTLE CLOUD RIGHT HERE.

SO WE JUST GONNA DO IT

IN CIRCULAR EMOTION JUST AT

THE TIP OF THE BRUSH.

>> AT THE BEGINNING,

WHEN I FROM WANT TO USE

THIS GLOVE PAINTING TECHNIQUE

TO COMBINE ALL OF THE PAINTBRUSH

AND PALLET KNIFE TOGETHER

IN ONE.

IT'S VERY CHALLENGING

BECAUSE YOU JUST, YOU KNOW,

NOT GETTING USED TO IT

AND SOMETIMES THEY GET

IN THE WAY OF EACH OTHER

AND SOMETIMES YOU MAKE,

YOU KNOW, A FEW ACCIDENT HERE

AND THERE THAT YOU'RE

NOT AWARE OF.

AND THEN GO THROUGHOUT

YOUR WHOLE CANVAS.

JUST SOFTEN IT UP.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> JUST LIKE THAT.

VERY EASY.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> AND NOW, THERE YOU GO.

YOU HAVE THIS INSTANT

HAPPY LITTLE CLOUD

IN YOUR OWN LITTLE WORLD.

YOU CAN PUT THEM

WHEREVER YOU WANT TO.

JUST HAVE FUN WITH IT

AND JUST DON'T HAVE TO WORRY

ABOUT MISTAKES.

EVERYTHING CAN BE FIXED.

SO THE NEXT STEP,

WE'RE GOING TO ADD THE WATER,

AND THE WATER,

YOU CAN USE THE SAME BLUE.

WE JUST ADD A LITTLE

PHTHALO GREEN TO THAT.

AND AGAIN, I'M GONNA USE

THIS ONE-INCH BRUSH.

JUST MIX A LITTLE GREEN TO IT.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> AND JUST BLEND FROM

THE SIDE INTO THE PAINTING,

JUST LIKE THAT.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> NOW, IF IT'S TOO MUCH GREEN,

ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS

JUST ADD A LITTLE BLUE.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> JUST LIKE THAT.

VERY SIMPLE.

>> NOW, WITH YOUR FAN BRUSH

YOU CAN BLEND THIS TOGETHER

VERY EASILY, VERY LIGHTLY,

TAP THEM TOGETHER

AND JUST BLEND THEM.

>> THERE YOU GO.

VERY EASY.

YOU HAVE THE WATER

FOR THE MOUNTAIN.

YOU CAN USE ANY DARK COLOR

YOU LIKE.

JUST MIX THEM TOGETHER.

HERE I USE MIDNIGHT BLACK,

VAN DYKE BROWN

AND A LITTLE BURNT SIENNA.

>> AND JUST CUT

A LITTLE PIECE OUT.

AND FOR THIS ONE, UH,

I WANT MY LITTLE MOUNTAIN

TO BE RIGHT HERE.

SO, AND DON'T AFRAID TO MAKE

MISTAKES BECAUSE YOU CAN

ALWAYS GO IN AND IF YOU CHANGE

YOUR MIND YOU CAN JUST EDIT IT

OUT, AND JUST REALLY JUST

HAVING FUN WITH IT

AND REALLY DIVE INTO THE CANVAS

IN CREATING...

THIS MOUNTAIN SHAPE.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> SO, BOB ROSS,

HE JUST MAKE IT SO EASY.

YOU KNOW, ALL YOU DO IT JUST,

YOU KNOW, TAKE A PALLET KNIFE

AND JUST, YOU KNOW, PICK UP,

YOU KNOW, A LOT, LOAD YOUR,

YOUR PALETE KNIFE WITH A LOT

OF PAINT AND JUST GO IN

AND JUST GLIDE IN

AND JUST BASICALLY FOCUS

ON THE SHAPE OF THE MOUNTAIN,

AND THEN YOU JUST GO IN

AND ADD IN A FEW DETAIL

WHERE THE HIGHLIGHTS

AND THE DARK.

AND THAT'S BASICALLY,

YOU KNOW, VERY SIMPLE.

AND THAT'S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT

BOB ROSS IS HE JUST MAKE

EVERYTHING APPEAR SO EASILY.

SO WITH YOUR HUBERT,

YOU CAN JUST GO IN

AND CREATING THIS STEEP SIDE

OF THE MOUNTAIN.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> HERE WE JUST ESTABLISH

THE SHAPE JUST LIKE THAT.

AND WITH YOUR FAN BRUSH

YOU CAN JUST SOFTEN IT UP.

THIS IS A VERY NICE EFFECT

TO CREATE THAT ATMOSPHERIC

EFFECT.

IT'S VERY, VERY SIMPLE,

VERY EASY.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> FOR MY NEXT STEP, I WANT

TO CREATE A ICY MOUNTAIN.

SO FOR THAT ONE I JUST USE

A LITTLE WHITE AND LITTLE

BURNT SIENNA AND REALLY JUST

USE YOUR PALETTE KNIFE

AND JUST VERY EASY TO DO.

JUST PICK ONE SIDE AND JUST

THIS WHERE THE LIGHT

COMING FROM.

SO I'M GOING TO START HERE

AND JUST SLOWLY,

SLOWLY SLIDING DOWN.

AND THEN SOMETIMES YOU CAN GO

THE OTHER SIDE.

JUST REALLY LOADING YOUR BRUSH

WITH THE PAINT AND JUST REALLY

JUST LIE IT DOWN LIKE THAT

VERY, VERY EASILY.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> WITH MY ONE-INCH BRUSH WITH

A LITTLE BLUE ADD IN A LITTLE

YELLOW TO MAKE THIS GREEN,

A LITTLE YELLOW OCHRE AND,

AND CADMIUM YELLOW

AND JUST HAVE FUN

AND MIX A LITTLE GRASSY AREA

ON THIS MOUNTAINSIDE.

YOU SEE JUST TAPPING IN THERE,

JUST DAB IN THERE.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> SO IN MY WORLD

I'D LIKE A LITTLE MORE

OF A BRIGHT GREEN GRASS

ON THIS AREA,

A LITTLE MORE YELLOW AND WHITE

AND MAKE THAT, YOU KNOW,

JUST ADD IN WHAT YOU LIKE.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> SO HERE WE HAVE

A LITTLE LIGHT COMING IN.

WE CAN ADD A LITTLE WHITE

TO THAT AND JUST MAKE HAPPY

LITTLE BUSHES RIGHT HERE.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> A LITTLE LIGHT HERE.

WE'RE GOING TO ADD A LITTLE

SHADOW TO THE SIDE

OF THE MOUNTAIN.

AND THAT ONE YOU CAN PICK ANY

DARK COLOR FROM YOUR PALETTE.

SO HERE I HAVE VAN DYKE BROWN

AND A MIXED WITH A LITTLE

MIDNIGHT BLACK AND YOU JUST

GLIDE IN THERE

AND JUST CREATING YOUR SHADOW.

YEAH, THERE'S NO SUCH THING

AS A MISTAKE,

JUST A HAPPY LITTLE ACCIDENT.

SO IN YOUR OWN LITTLE PAINTING,

YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT,

JUST ENJOY PAINTING.

AND IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU MAKE

A MISTAKE, YOU CAN ALWAYS JUST

TAKE IT OFF JUST LIKE THAT.

VERY, VERY EASY.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> NOW, WE'RE GOING

TO ADD SOME,

A HAPPY LITTLE TREE HERE

TO MAKE THIS PAINTING

A LITTLE BIT MORE INTERESTING.

WE'RE GOING TO ADD IN

A FEW HAPPY LITTLE TREE HERE

ALONG THIS OCEAN.

SO WITH MY FAN BRUSH,

AND IT'S VERY, VERY SIMPLE.

GET YOUR DARK COLOR, YOU KNOW,

ANYTHING YOU LIKE.

AND IN A LITTLE SAP GREEN,

BLACK, WHATEVER, WHATEVER

YOU LIKE, JUST ADD IT IN THERE.

AND FOR THE TREE YOU JUST

TAP DOWN WITH YOUR FAN BRUSH

JUST LIKE THIS,

JUST STRAIGHT DOWN.

AND JUST DON'T AFRAID

TO MAKE MISTAKE.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> YEAH.

JUST, JUST TAP IT IN.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> YOU KNOW, I JUST HATE PAINT

TREES BECAUSE I GET CAUGHT UP

WITH ALL THE LEAVES,

AND THE LITTLE DETAIL

IN THE BRANCH AND IT JUST

TAKE FOREVER.

AND SO FOR BOB ROSS TECHNIQUES

ALL HE DO WAS JUST, YOU KNOW,

AND WHAT I LEARNED IS JUST

LOAD YOUR BRUSH WITH A LOT OF

PAINT AND USING THE BIG BRUSH

AND JUST LIGHTLY DABBED

IN THERE AND JUST,

JUST A FEW SECONDS

YOUR HAPPY LITTLE TREE

JUST FORMED.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> THAT EASY WITH JUST

A FEW TAP.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> AND WITH YOUR PALETTE KNIFE

YOU CAN CREATE INSTANT

REFLECTION JUST BY PULLING

DOWN JUST LIKE THAT,

VERY, VERY EASY.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> AND WITH YOUR BIG BRUSH,

YOU'RE JUST BLEND IT IN,

JUST SOFTEN UP THE SHADOW.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> JUST PULL ACROSS THE

WHOLE PAINTING, JUST LIKE THAT.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> JUST LIKE THAT.

VERY, VERY EASY.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> AND YOU CAN HAVE FUN WITH IT.

YOU CAN MAKE A FEW LITTLE

WIGGLE HERE AND THERE AND JUST

A BIG ISLANDS OVER HERE.

SO WE START OUT WITH

A BIG BRUSH AND JUST REALLY

HAVE FUN AND JUST ADD IN

WHATEVER YOU LIKE,

WHATEVER YOU LIKE.

MY EARLIEST MEMORY OF BOB ROSS

IS, UM, PERHAPS ONE OF THE MOST

BEAUTIFUL AND MAGICAL THING.

I REMEMBER WHEN I FIRST COME

TO UNITED STATE IN 1993, UM,

AND WE DON'T HAVE CABLE

SO WE JUST FLIP THROUGH

THE LOCAL CHANNEL

AND I DISCOVER BOB ROSS.

AND TO ME, YOU KNOW, SEEING

PAINTING FOR THE FIRST TIME

AND HE DID IT SO GRACEFULLY

AND SO EASY AND I JUST

ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT

AND CAPTIVATED BY IT.

AND I REMEMBER, I USED TO JUST

LIE ON THE FLOOR ON THE CARPET

AND JUST BE AT MY HOME WORKING,

WATCHING BOB ROSS PAINTING.

AND I REMEMBER ALL MY FRIEND

FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD,

THEY COME AND KNOCK

ON THE DOOR AND SAY,

"LYNX, LYNX, COME, YOU KNOW,

YOU KNOW WATCH POKEMON

OR CARTOON NETWORK."

AND I JUST IGNORE THEM

AND YOU KNOW, JUST FOCUS ON,

YOU KNOW, WATCHING BOB ROSS

PAINTING.

AGAIN, IF YOU PAINT SOMETHING

YOU DON'T LIKE, YOU JUST TAKE

A PALETTE KNIFE AND YOU CAN

JUST SCRAPE IT RIGHT OFF.

JUST LIKE THAT.

VERY SIMPLE.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> THERE WE GO.

AND WITH THE SHADOW, YOU JUST

PUSH YOUR KNIFE DOWN WITH,

LIKE THIS.

AND THEN USE YOUR FAN BRUSH,

YOU GET AN INSTANT SHADOW,

INSTANT REFLECTION.

ADD A LITTLE HERE,

TO BALANCE THIS OUT,

GIVE IT A LITTLE FRIEND.

BOB ROSS USED TO SAY,

THERE'S A LITTLE LITTLE BEAVER

THAT LIVE OVER HERE.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> ADD A LITTLE, A LITTLE ROCK

HERE IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE,

JUST, JUST ADD IT

AND JUST HAVE FUN WITH IT.

PUSH IT HERE.

I FACED A LOT OF CHALLENGES

WHEN I FIRST COME TO

THE UNITED STATES.

UH, PART OF IT BECAUSE A,

I DON'T KNOW THE CULTURE

AND YOU KNOW, WITH THE LANGUAGE

BARRIER IT'S VERY HARD FOR ME

TO COMMUNICATE, UM, UH, WITH,

UH, UM, WITH MY CLASSMATES.

UH, SO I FACED A LOT

OF DISCRIMINATION.

AND TO ME, A BLESSING COME OUT

OF THAT IS THAT IF YOU,

A STRONG FOUNDATION FOR ME, UH,

AS A, UM, A HUMAN BEINGS AND,

UH, AS AN ARTIST.

BECAUSE NOW RECENTLY,

I'M A CONCEPTUAL ARTIST

AND MY WORK IS BASICALLY

ABOUT DISCIPLINE.

YOU KNOW HOW TO DISCIPLINE

ONESELF, YOU KNOW, TO

WITHSTAND CHALLENGES,

TO WITHSTAND YOU KNOW

COMPLAIN AND DISCRIMINATION

AND SO FORTH.

YOU KNOW,

WITHOUT THAT DISCRIMINATION,

WITHOUT THE TRIAL

AND CHALLENGES IN

THE EARLIER LIFE, YOU KNOW,

I DON'T THINK THAT I'M STRONG

ENOUGH TO SELF MOTIVATE TO BE

A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST I AM TODAY.

YOU SEE THE LIGHT IS COMING

DOWN FROM THIS WAY,

WE'RE GOING TO ADD

A LITTLE HIGHLIGHT... HERE.

MIXED WITH A LITTLE WHITE,

YELLOW OCHRE, BURNT SIENNA

AND JUST ADDING,

TAPPING A LITTLE LIGHT THERE.

MAYBE ALONG THIS LITTLE EDGE,

YOU KNOW ON THE TOP HERE.

THERE.

YOU KNOW WHAT,

I'M GOING TO ADD IN A,

A LITTLE PIECE OF ISLAND

RIGHT HERE.

WE'RE GOING TO MAKE A NEW,

NEW PAINTING,

A FEW OF POPPIES OVER HERE.

WE GONNA MAKE A,

A BIG TREES OVER HERE.

USING CADMIUM YELLOW,

YELLOW OCHRE

AND A LITTLE SAP GREEN.

AND JUST LET THE,

THE MAGIC WHITE UNDERNEATH

JUST BLEND IN.

LET IT LIGHTEN UP

AS YOU GO UP HERE.

VERY, VERY SIMPLE.

MAYBE A LITTLE DARK DOWN HERE,

IN THE SHADOW.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> OKAY.

AND WITH YOUR PALETTE KNIFE,

YOU CAN ADD A LITTLE HIGHLIGHT,

A LITTLE MORE HIGHLIGHT

TO THIS ROCK SO IT CAN

STAND OUT JUST

A LITTLE BIT MORE.

JUST A LITTLE MORE.

YOU KNOW, JUST,

JUST HAVE FUN WITH IT.

CREATING A PATH HERE.

JUST REALLY GO IN THERE,

HAVE FUN WITH IT.

JUST TAP IT LIGHTLY

ON THE SIDE, JUST ON THE SIDE

TO GIVE IT A LITTLE,

LITTLE HIGHLIGHT.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> VERY, VERY EASY.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> SO IN MY OWN WORLD,

I WANT TO HAVE A LITTLE FIELD

POPPIES HERE.

SO WE'RE GOING TO,

TRY SOMETHING NEW.

WE'RE GOING TO ADD...

>> THIS WHOLE FIELD OF POPPIES

BACK HERE.

WE DON'T KNOW IT GOING TO LOOK

LIKE, BUT WE'LL SEE

WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN.

JUST, YOU KNOW, ENJOY AND...

SO THIS IS THE SHADOW.

OKAY.

I'M GOING TO ADD

A LITTLE GRASS IN HERE.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> AND SOME REALLY BRIGHT RED

AND JUST TAP IN THERE.

JUST LIKE THAT.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> SO WE'RE GONNA ADD

A LITTLE MORE LIGHT HERE.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> OKAY.

WE'RE READY FOR

THE BIG TREE OVER HERE.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> SO WITH YOUR FINE BRUSH,

JUST GO STRAIGHT DOWN.

MIX TWO COLOR.

YOU HAVE A LIGHT HERE

AND A DARK.

JUST GO STRAIGHT DOWN.

DON'T BE AFRAID

TO MAKE MISTAKE.

I'M GOING TO ADD IN JUST

SMALL TREE OVER HERE.

THERE YOU GO.

THERE YOU GO.

AND THEN YOU CAN JUST ADD,

JUST A FEW BRANCHES.

YOU CAN DO THAT VERY EASILY

WITH YOUR PALETTE KNIFE.

YOU CAN ALWAYS, ALWAYS PIC,

FIX YOUR PAINTING.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> AND JUST ADD IN JUST

A FEW MORE SHADOW

AND USE YOUR KNIFE.

JUST PULL IT DOWN.

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> GIVE IT A LITTLE WHITE

AND JUST...

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)

>> BOB ROSS REALLY GIVE US UH,

A UH, A NEW PERSPECTIVE.

I THINK HE CONTRIBUTE

TO SOCIETY IN A WAY THAT

HE MAKE PAINTING SO EASY,

SO ASSESSABLE TO ALMOST ANYONE.

BECAUSE FOR EXAMPLE, FOR ME,

IT'S SO DIFFICULT, YOU KNOW,

WHEN I PAINT IN LANDSCAPE

WITH PAINT, ALL OF THIS LITTLE

LEAF ON THE TREE.

BUT BOB ROSS, YOU KNOW,

HE JUST MAKE EVERYTHING LOOK

SO EASY.

ANYONE, WHETHER,

NO MATTER WHAT SKILL YOU HAVE,

YOU CAN JUST PICK UP

A PAINTBRUSH AND JUST PAINT

ALONG WITH HIM.

YOU CAN DO ANYTHING

THAT YOU WANT.

AND TO ME THAT'S JUST

A GREATEST CONTRIBUTION

TO SOCIETY.

BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE AND

INCLUDING MYSELF THINKING

THAT PAINTING IS A VERY,

VERY HARD, ESPECIALLY

OIL PAINTING.

BUT UH, YOU KNOW,

WATCHING BOB ROSS

AND SEEING HOW MUCH

HE CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY,

YOU KNOW,

IT'S JUST VERY SIMPLE.

PAINTING CAN BE VERY HAPPY,

VERY JOYFUL AND SIMPLE.

EVEN A CHILD CAN PICK UP

A PAINTBRUSH AND FOLLOW ALONG

WITH HIM.

AND MADE IT HAPPEN, THAT EASY.

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