Friday, February 15, 2013

Going Under The Knife?

Palette Knife Portrait Begins. No brushes used at all. 

This morning I am going under the knife - the palette knife that is.

This afternoon I am working hard on finishing up a large triple portrait commission so a quick blast with a palette knife on a looser portrait sketch re-energizes me and gives the big portrait some drying time.

I often find doing something like this to start my art day makes me paint better when I get to the big stuff. Bit like a ballerina doing her 'barre' excercises before she takes the big leap into a pirouette.

Ok,,,back to two easels....


Marian Fortunati said...

Very interesting. I love the little window into your world.

johanna spinks said...

Thanks Marian, as I do I yours.