Friday, January 7, 2011

Painting with a palette knife

This was painted with a palette knife exclusively. I doubt that I will totally embrace this method, but I certainly learned a lot from the effort. It's the first time I have painted a 100% palette knife painting, but once I committed to it, I immediately sensed the merit of working this way. Creating "broken color" and texture seemed effortless. No wonder many artists appreciate their knife as a painting tool...I might do this again.....it was fun!

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Fishing boat, 2011, oil on 9x12

11 comments:

PAMO said...

OMG! I love this Celeste!!! I think it's the way you always bring such great value gradients into your work- your artistic eye. Fantastic!!!

Dave Starr said...

This has so many good qualities. It looks salty.

oli said...

I love it, you shouldn't hesitate to use that pallette knife again.

-Don said...

Oh, yeah! Now that's what I'm talkin' about! I like that you don't stick your toes in the water first to see how cold it is, you just dive in! You pulled off a complex subject with a different tool. Kudos!

-Don

AutumnLeaves said...

Celeste, this is just absolutely gorgeous! I have always wanted to live up in Maine, on the coast. The roughness of the seas, the coldness, the hard lives of the fishermen...You've conveyed all those emotions in one stunning piece for me. There is an almost sense of the ocean mist too...How do you do these things, my friend??? That looking "salty" comment is perfect!

billspaintingmn said...

You've expressed your art through many means. If this is your first
"all knife" painting,you should do more! It looks great!

hw (hallie) farber said...

Celeste, I think I've run out of complimentary words for your work. You do everything beautifully--today's boat; yesterday's mother and child.

SamArtDog said...

Have you ever stripped the bark off of a twig and frayed the wood fibers to make a brush? I have no doubt you'd paint a masterpiece with it. Your "attempts" are amazing!

Nancy Goldman said...

This is beautiful Celeste. I really like the texture and the soothing colors.

Anthony Duce said...

The turned out great. The glow comes through. Wonderful painting.

B Boylan said...

What a delightful outcome with a palette knife! I do hope you try it some more, it gives your work some real "meat" if there ever was a compliment. :)