Friday, January 14, 2011

Brush and knife

The results from using a palette knife are not completely predictable. I am new to using a palette knife, but I can sense that "happy accidents" can and do provide a painting with a desired variety.

Color Study: Celeste Bergin, Pawn Shop, oil on 9 x 12 stretched canvas

13 comments:

Linda Popple said...

I like this, Celeste! You obviously can tackle a painting with a palette knife. Well done!

Anthony Duce said...

This is a wonderful image. Great choice of colors for the fuzzy stuff.

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Celeste, Superb! I think the palette knife is well suited to your personal vision. Wonderful design!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

I like the looseness of the palette knife work. This is super!

Jane said...

Beautiful.. full of light.

AutumnLeaves said...

City streets anywhere! Celeste, you simply have magic hands my friend. This is another gorgeous winner.

Karen said...

Your paintings are lovely Celeste...

Dan Kent said...

Looks like the beginning of a mystery story. Love the way you continue to explore new techniques.

Mitzi Easley said...

Oh, oh, oh... so lovely and hazy and doing just what oil paints are meant to be doing! Great job Celeste.

SamArtDog said...

I like how the knife carves out such interesting texture.

Mary Jane said...

Your paintings continue to become more and more beautiful with your style coming through even when you go from brush to palette knife. This one is a treat for the eyes.

PAMO said...

Stunning! I really, REALLY love what you're doing.

B Boylan said...

Wow Celeste, you seem to get better and better with each palette knife piece you do! Do you wonder what will your work look like in a year?