Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Click Here to Bid (6x8in. - starts at $100)
I've been wanting to really play around with the palette knife, so I gave myself this whole week to do nothing but experiment. I spent the first day simply playing with texture. Then I tried a few things that didn't work out, but that I learned from. This was the first one that started going in a direction I like. I started out with my brush and whenever I felt like it might work, I laid in some paint with the palette knife. About halfway through it was looking too tight, so I took another tool that's like a rubber spatula, and I made a sort of contained mess with the paint. Then I worked on it some more. And this is the result. I might have danced around a bit in my studio.
Unfortunately the paint is quite a bit thicker than usual, so this will take longer to dry and then varnish. I'm not sure how long, since I haven't really done this before. The buyer will have to bear with me.