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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Palette Knife Study


It's been over 25 years since I did a painting with anything other than paintbrushes. When my cousin Diane very thoughtfully gave me a Dick Blick gift card, I decided it would be the perfect time to get some painting knives and give this a try again.
This is a small (6 X 8) oil study. The most difficult part of the process was that I kept thinking in terms of how I would use a brush...but definitely started to feel my way toward the end.

14 comments:

Pat Koscienski said...

Wow, Claire, keep using those knives. Nice technique of application. I recognize the scene...it's a beautiful replication of that day. I can almost smell the autumn day.

J.S. said...

That's beautiful,Claire! I love the autumn colors and the effect of painting knive is stunning!

Julia

Tatiana Myers said...

Great work, Claire! Guys, you need to click on this one to see all details. Very well done!

Art with Liz said...

This is beautiful Claire. I have yet to succeed with a palette knife and absolutely love the freedom they achieve!

Claire said...

Thanks, Pat! Thought you might recognize the area - sure wish I could have been there painting that day.

Claire said...

Thank you, Julia. I really appreciate your comments!

Claire said...

Thanks again, Tatiana.

Claire said...

Thanks for your kind comments, Liz. I felt a bit like a fish out of water, but then I started feeling more comfortable. I will definitely be doing some more of this with the knives!

Diane said...

Yay, they work! Nice job, Claire. The trees look so - "leafy."

Claire said...

Thanks, Diane. Glad the trees look 'leafy' - right now all of the trees around here look pretty bare ;(
Are you who I think you are???????

Diane said...

Yep. Don't know why there's a B by my name since I don't have a Blog? ~Diane HH

Claire said...

Diane, I think it is a hint to you to start a blog and show your beautiful collages...hmmm...sounds like a terrific idea to me! :)

C Hummel Kornell a/k/a C Hummel Wilson said...

You handle the knife very well. This is lovely.

Donna PierceClark said...

Welcome to DPIAG!!!
Your work is lovely, lovely!! Colorful, wonderful compositions!

Looking forward to so many more beautiful paintings!!!

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