After finishing Grace today, I wanted to do something different... something other than a portrait, I mean. I've been inspired by Ann Reyes and Kathryn Law working more impressionistically with a palette knife and thought I'd have time to try a small painting in the time I had left in the day. This is from a photo I took when my Dad was visiting in April. I had fun painting this! It'll take longer to dry since the paint stands up thickly off the surface, but what the heck. I'm often so stingy with paint that it's therapeutic for me to ladle it on. I bought some new very large tubes of paint from Utrecht to see what all the fuss is about, so I think I'll try to use the palette knife and lay it ON. I've never tried a palette knife portrait, but I can feel one coming on..... Has anyone tried it? What do you think? Show me pictures?
by Susan Carlin on 7/17/2008