Friday, June 20, 2014

Palette Knife Painting Class

Today our group did a palette knife painting. Some had not done one before and for some it was their second. I think it was my third. The first one I did was of an old cabin with some sunflowers back in about 1972. This was for a college class. I still have the palette knife that I used for that one. I no longer use it, because I don't really care for it but keep it in my jar of palette knives for sentimental reasons. The second and third ones I did in just the last few months. So it was the blind leading the blind today. We all got a good laugh out of it when I was trying to tell them what to do but then having to say that I don't know what I am doing either. It is very different, but I think everyone enjoyed it and the change of technique. There was less fussing over details. It was fun and I think they turned out very nicely. They are all unique. Thank you Nel for letting us use your painting for a reference. Wish you had been here to teach us what to do. Maybe you would like to make a little trip to Ohio sometime!!
(You can click on pictures to see enlarged)

Below is the original painting done by
Nel Jansen. You can check out her other beautiful paintings

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Autumn Trail

Autumn Trail
Palette Knife Painting
5 x 5
Oil on Gesso Board
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This is a small palette knife painting that I did with one of my painting groups. It was quite fun after we got going. I am ready to try another one. Below are some closeups where you can get a better idea of the texture of the painting.

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