Thursday, March 31, 2011
Palette Knife Paintings
I’ve been struggling to get away from detail…..but every time I pick up a paint brush I feel ‘control’ sweep in and obscure the message I had intended to convey….I was beginning to feel I would never scale the cliffs of ‘control’.
I spent ten minutes on each of these ‘waterfalls’ paintings …. Using the palette knife.
I love it. This artist’s tool has set me free! It is very difficult to ‘diddle with detail’ when the palette knife is loaded with paint. I’ve discovered freedom from ‘control’ and have recovered the joy of painting with expression …. Using the palette knife. A frontier I look forward to exploring as I wonder just how much I might be able to do with this tool.
A return for me … to a limited palette. I selected only blues, yellow, a touch of crimson and white!
And …. Now I am again having FUN painting!