I'm in the process of framing gyotaku prints as well as printing more. However I'm waiting for a big crab to unthaw before I can go further so I had a little time to play today.
Using a palette knife to paint with is like scooping butter onto a slice of bread. Its very satisfying and speeds up the process of applying paint to canvas. I don't know if I'm particularly proficient at it and I was a little frustrated at not having the right colours or being able to mix what I wanted from the ones I have. I do have some oils on order but hate the waiting period between order and receipt.
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