Sunday, September 27, 2015

Palette Knife Painting

I been trying to figure out the steps for doing a palette knife painting that I like. First,  I do an underpainting emphasizing the darks.  Then I go over that with a palette knife letting some of the underpainting show through.  I think it would be interesting to use complementary colors in the underpainting which I am going to try today. 

Here is my recent palette knife painting.  I like the way the underpainting shows through. 

(I done this before and try something new every time.)

A lot of palette knife work used here. 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Another painting for the Food Bank mini fundraiser.  I didn't put this one on the auction because the first two have no bids.  Maybe using the auction feature of Daily Paintworks doesn't work for me.  I did post it on my Gallery page.

JUST SOLD - thank you

The monthly(September) give-away painting is one of a pear done with a palette knife.  I haven't taken a photo yet, but will post it tomorrow.  Just send me an email ( or message me on facebook to enter. 

I'll have Ziva do the drawing on October 1. 

This is Ziva.  She is very talented. 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Raising Money for Local Charities

I have been thinking about doing this for awhile.  I would like to raise some money for local charities in Fredericksburg, VA.  The idea is to use the auction feature at Daily Paintworks.  I like the idea of using the proceeds from paintings about food for our Fredericksburg Food Bank.    I'll put the link here, too. 

Daily Paintworks Auction

Friday, September 11, 2015

Things I like about painting outside

I like being outside

Doing studies gives me enough drawing information to do a bigger painting in my studio.

You can do a better drawing than using a photo because the angles are not exaggerated the way a camera does.

It's a chance to get better color for a bigger painting.  Even if I get a smattering of the color it helps me when I get back home. 

It helps to paint faster. 

Improves memory because once you paint something you never forget the place.  The first painting was done from the memory I had of this setting when I painted there a couple of years ago.

(Donated to Friends of the Rappahannock event coming up soon)

This 8x10 was my study from the day we painted here.  (I changed this a little at home.  That high contrast are in the middle towards the front was too strong.)

12 x 16 (on DPW and my website)
Painted when I got home using photos and the study done at the location.  I did add color that wasn't there, but I like a lot of color.  Even though I add color being there gives you ideas for later.