Monday, May 20, 2013

Experimenting with a palette knife

Since returning from Scottsdale, AZ and talking to a number of great and successful artists about using a palette knife to train me to use more paint, I finally got a chance for a quick attempt. I feel pretty good about this one but it sure was a struggle; I was definately out of my comfort zone.

Those who know me, understand how 'precious' I am about using the paint. I really am trying to get over that and acheive a more painterly look.

This is very similar to the view from my friend Charlotte's place in Cave Creek, AZ; minus the blooming flowers. I still like my detailed style, I just want to be more confident with putting on  more paint.
Lots of yard work to get done but I sure hope to get to the studio again soon!