Monday, February 13, 2017

February Sunrise

There are interesting compositions everywhere I turn.  This clump of trees grabbed my attention today, and I responded with a palette knife painting.  For this one, I blocked in my masses with a brush, and then went over those masses with a palette knife.  This is an easier way to get through this kind of painting for me.  When using a palette knife at the beginning, it is sometimes a struggle to get that color down.  Whereas, the brush is so natural, the block in unfolds quickly.  This is a matter of getting confidant with the tools - which takes time and strokes.  Perhaps one day, paintings will fall off the knife like they sometimes fall off the brush!  Painting number 1496 in 1496 days.

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