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Friday, May 30, 2014

Learning a New Technique

I've been learning a new technique lately - painting with a palette knife! I love the texture it creates. What I'm finding difficult is the executing of detail...however, the whole process is quite fascinating.

My first attempt was this:
"Bowl of Lemons"

I love the reflection in the blue bowl! Wow, how did I do that? :o)

My second attempt was a painting of a dessert - Pavlova. We had this at a vineyard's restaurant. Doesn't the fruit look yummy?

"Pavlova"

 Now I'm working on this small bicycle painting. My intention is to only paint the background using the palette knife and then paint the bicycle with the paint brush. I like how the texture shows up in the stucco wall.



This is a fast technique, fun to do and you get results quickly! It will be exciting to use it in my paintings and add another dimension.