Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday!

Friday is often "girlfriend day" and today I enjoyed a Cowboy Pizza with Irene and we watched a DVD. The movie was Hugo.  If you like a lot of pretty movie effects you have to see it.

When I got home I gave myself a challenge to paint something entirely with a palette knife. My reference was a previous plein air study. An interesting aspect to my assignment was a heavily textured panel. I let some of the canvas show through. Palette knives are cool. The one I used was a nice bend-y one. I'll do more of these!

Practice Painting: Celeste Bergin, Sauvie Island, oil on 6x6 textured stretched canvas

17 comments:

J. Kevin James said...
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Michael Lindstrom said...

And you shoud do more like this, this is a lovely painting. I really like how the random textures peek through, it really gives the piece an antiqued feel with your fresh twist that works very well together.

J. Kevin James said...

Ooooh! You must do more with a palette knife. This one has a lot of depth. Very nice!!

Carrie H. said...

Can't beat those 'bendy' palette knives!

liken' those cool greens too

Sheryl Anthony said...

What clean and fresh colors. Makes me want to try palette knife too

Jane said...

Gorgeous light, colors and perspective. I never tried painting with palette knives, but love the effect it gives.

Ralph said...

Wow yes you should. I also love using knives and fingers and credit cards, best use for them. I love you painting Celeste beautiful.

CrimsonLeaves said...

I love palette knife paintings and unfortunately, I am just not able to figure it out. LOL I can't seem to get the paint off the palette knife no matter how hard I try to wipe it on the canvas.

This is beautiful, Celeste and you've captured that perfect blue sky too. I have so many favorites of your work what the heck is one more???

Stinson Fine Art said...

nice!

L.W.Roth, said...

I agree with Michael,the canvas peeking through does give a nice antique feel to he painting. Palette knives are great for minimizing details--if not entirely.

mary maxam said...

Yes, do more of these... Heavenly!

hw (hallie) farber said...

Beautiful, Celeste. I remember the previous study--like a country lane here in VA. Yesterday's Rain was great!

Chris said...

not sure what a cowboy pizza is but I'm sure I'd love it since I love all pizza. Palette knives are a blast.

Jerry said...

I love the texture in this and the way you 'imply' the scene rather than paint it more directly. Gives such a charming nostalgic, and evocative feel. Can't take my eyes off it!

Dave Starr said...

That is what I need, a bendy knife? I'll get one, if you think it will help

Dave Starr said...

wait. I forgot to write that I like the texture and the colors.

Jeanette said...

I love this one! Great colours and light. Aren't palette knives fabulous to play with?