Our painting puzzler this month is courtesy of Vicki. She chose for us to paint something using a palette knife. This is a first for me.
I've used the tool plenty of times to spread paint in
large areas such as skies or fields, or to mix colours on my palette. But to do an entire painting with one? I've never even tried that before.
I must say I
was dreading this Challenge, as I was not at all confident that I could
make anything look good without using my paint brushes. Much to my surprise it went pretty well for what I
wanted to do, or at least mostly. I confess I used my finger a few times
on that cloud edge! But the rest of the painting I managed to do with
(above) "Puff Top" Oil on hardboard, 6"x8" ©2013 Diana Moses Botkin
did feel rather clunky to paint with the knife, and I missed my brushes more
than once. However, I had a lot of fun with this exercise, which is one
of our goals for the Challenge. That's worth a lot.
Please enjoy Vicki and Suzanne's knife paintings for our Challenge this month!
(image at left)
Oil on paper, 7.5" x 7.5"
©2013 Vicki N. Ross
(lower left image)
"Flower of the Sun"
Oil on canvas,12"x12"
©2013 Suzanne Berry
Welcome to my Art Blog! I paint or draw most weekdays and sometimes finish a painting a day. I fondly call them my "Postcards from Paradise" because it's such a beautiful place the Lord made here for us.