Oil on 3/4" Cradled Board
$525 US inc. s/h
I went to work this morning hoping to finish this painting and for some reason picked up a palette knife and started working on the sky area. Before I knew it, I realized that I was going to go through the whole painting with a knife. I don't think I've done a painting with a paletted knife since the 70's! I have a painting I did around 1968 with a knife and I think I have this voice inside me saying that a palette knife paintings is just "so-o-o-o '60's"!!-- no disrepect intended to those who don't have that tape playing in their heads!
That said, I love that it's gooey, the paint stands up and I finally got texture. (Click on the painting to see a close-up) I also liked how it made me less concerned with being so precise. It was fun to do--will I do it again? The jury is out on that one! I would welcome any comments!