Sunday, January 29, 2012

My new love: the palette knife.

For those of you who don't know me, I rarely get stressed, even about school. This week I've been uncharacteristically nervous preparing for the first part of the dental licensing board exam. Running and art are two avenues the Lord has provided for me to turn off my brain and my "to do" list to meet with Him. As a result, I dropped my "to do" list and escaped to the easel. My next commission has tons of detail, and I thought out of fairness to the couple who commissioned me, I should delay it until my mindset was better and work on some mindless pieces.

LOVING THESE PALETTE KNIVES (thanks to my sweet brother). I love working while the paint is still wet. I love the texture. I love the expressive nature of the paintings it produces.  One downside: I'm burning through paint. 
Below are the three pieces created Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.

 This is 11x14 acrylic on wooden panel.  
 12x12 acrylic on canvas....  Wooden panels really do work better for palette knife.

 11x14 winter scene in acrylic.  This isn't from a photograph... and I think you can tell. I got inspired by the colors of a January sky in a fishing magazine. I think the photo above shows the color more clearly, but the photo below is a better view of the texture.

 Up next: some commissions I've been delaying until my brain was fresh. Thanks for following my art!


  1. wow patricia, these look awesome!! miss y'all soo much!

  2. where could one buy one of these?

    1. You can get a whole set on, or just buy the knives you want individually from any fine art supply store!

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