As most of you know I’m going back and forth these days from the brush to the knife. Experimenting … which is fun and sometimes frustrating. Recently had the opportunity to do some plein air painting at a beautiful horse farm. Thank you Holly Glasscock!!! First painting I did was with the brush.Happily I think this painting is sold!
Then after perusing the property I decided to paint the same scene from another angle. This time I did it totally with the knife — a much more abstracted approach.
Still deciding if I like it or not. Haven’t given up the knife though. I think I’ll be continuing to go back and forth between brush and knife for a while. I’m in the midst of another portrait with the palette knife. I’ve wiped it out so many times. Sanded it down to get the ridges out so I could go back in. Major challenge for me. I like the looseness, but I still want the likeness. Hopefully it will turn into a painting worth sharing.
Brush or knife…brush or knife.