Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Palette knife landscape study


When I made this blog, I decided to include the failures along with the successes. While I don't think this totally fails, I'm not really happy with it, either.

It's an acrylic painting applied entirely with a palette knife, based off of a small graphite sketch I did on location at a park in Columbus. An exercise for my landscape painting class.

(The technique is so far from my comfort zone that it has a different area code!)

But it's actually quite fun, and I want to learn how to get better at it. Perhaps not to paint entirely with the knife, but to use it as a way to make a more dynamic painting.

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