|"The New York Times Crossword"|
By Johanna Spinks
I never get to work this way on commissioned portraits but I wish I could.
This is hot off today's easel...painted with no brushes at all. It takes me a little longer but I like all the carving out of the planes with a knife like you are a sculptor and the happy accidents of paint slopping about.
I also enjoy the effects from the different shaped knives.
I also enjoy most of all not having to clean brushes afterward.