Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Red Hot


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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.

6 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

LOVE the RED!

Diane Hoeptner said...

Sweet!!! Love it!

Bruce Bingham said...

Yeah, that’s totally awesome, happy dance away!

Mona Pendleton said...

So fun and vibrant!

Barbara Pask said...

Love all the texture. I just ordered Michele Byrnes new dvd on palette knife painting, fun, fun.

Carol Marine said...

Thanks so much you guys!!