Thursday, August 27, 2009

Elizabeth Street


"Elizabeth Street"
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...

14 comments:

Kelsie said...

I must say... you are pretty good with the paint and brush/knife... makes me wonder why I try :)
beautiful paintings! would love to see them in person, but I'm in KS so that won't work so well :)

CinemaObsessed said...

You're an amazing artist! We love your work!

Free Clip of Tips said...

Your paintings are very beautiful, I like them.

virginia said...

your paintings are so charming and heartwarming. i admire them very much! keep up the good work!
best regards from switzerland,
virginia

Escape Artist said...

Hi Bill!

I've stopped by a few times since I saw you on Blogs of Note. I really enjoy looking at your work. Love your Google street views idea, hope it takes you far!

Shana Shafiza said...

Beautiful & amazing are the only words I can think of for all your work. You're a true artist, Bill. It's interesting how the most simplest of things in life could look so serene :)

Liz Stevens said...

What a nice blog you have here. How's painting in KY? I lived in Louisville for many years but could not plug in to the art scene somehow. Keep up the great work. Check out my art at:
www.lizstevensart.blogspot.com

Have a painterly day!

Pat said...

You are a great artist and have a lot of talent. I especially liked your 50 states series. What a unique idea!

Jim said...

Great work, I love this piece of artwork! Very well done!

titis.pratiwi said...

i found you through the blog of note!! one day, id like to have your painting! they look so homey :)

solarcellphonecharger said...

very great of paint.. so awesome..

kobe said...

nice pictures and u must be a rely good artist my names kobe

Dalen said...

Beautiful work. I especially enjoy the look of the building walls and the foliage in the lower right corner.

Ermanz said...

I...can't find any single word to say...what a great things in all of your work..!!! and i always spend my time to watch your great artworks.