Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Red Pitcher

"Red Pitcher", 12 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board
Maybe its appropriate that after my comments about brushwork, I next watched Peggi's DVD about palette knife painting! The lesson is actually about edges and I liked it so much I watched twice so that I wouldn't miss anything. Since I rarely use a palette knife to paint with, this exercise is a lot of fun with many new things to practice and think about. Just like a big brush, a palette knife delivers the mind from obsessing about detail.

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  1. Love the red pitcher. Can't wait to watch the video. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow and wicked good! And you don't usually use a palette knife? This is so good with the knife marks/strokes? What do you call that?
    That red is the best ever. The color is rich, the value perfect! Like the gold and green with it also.
    I hope to have the new set of PKR soon- I can't wait.

  3. Even though it is different, it is still you! I recognized your style from the thumbnail. This is beautiful! Maybe I should try a palette knife. I always obsess over details.

  4. This is great! I am watching the first set of DVDs but the second ones are coming soon. Can't wait to see the one on edges! I love the way you did this. I am a little hesitant about using a palette knife but I need to try it!

  5. Love the thick paint and that red pitcher.

  6. That palette knife really gives the strokes a very tactile quality and adds a lot of movement. Nice effects.

  7. The red pitcher is beautiful.
    Great palette knife work.
    Looks like that we all going to order Peggi's DVD.
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. So great to catch up with your blog and read your thinking and learning process and see the evolution as you try different things! You get so much variety out of 2 colors and white. Also love the rich color and surface quality of your palette knife painting. There is so much to think about when painting, will it ever become second-nature? Also thought of Morandi with several of your paintings . . . he achieved such a wonderful meditative, timeless feeling that I often see in your work.

  9. WOW... REALLY nice palette knife painting.... Do you think if I buy and watch Peggi's video I'd do as well as you.... ha ha ... (I could only hope..)
    GORGEOUS colors and beautiful all together!