Thursday, August 27, 2009
8" x 10", oil on mounted linen
A bit of a departure from what I've been doing lately in a few different ways. This one is small, an 8" x 10". Lately I've been doing mostly 24" x 30", with a few smaller and a few bigger. Another difference is the palette knife work. Nothing but knife on this one baby! Back a few months ago I worked with a knife for a LOT of my paintings. Started with the State Series, ya know, 50 small paintings done with a palette knife will get you in the groove. I then did a few plein air pieces with the knife, of which most sold, so there's got to be something to that.
I recently received word that I'll be participating in a small works show at the esteemed Abend Gallery in Denver during the Holiday Season. So, small works equals 8 x 10. ;) I was also told that my knife paintings would probably do well in the area. So, knife paintings do well equals knife paintings. ;)
I had forgotten how much fun I have painting with the palette knife. It seems to free me from the trappings of detail. And anything that makes me simplify has got to be good for me, right?
Don't worry though. I've got a stretched blank 24" x 30" staring at me...