Tuesday, April 03, 2012
I'm working out ideas for new paintings of boats and water and find that the palette knife serves me well in getting colour and form down quickly onto canvas.
I liked the intense colour of this yellow boat against the blue water. It outshone the sunshine and just glowed. I think this will translate well onto a large canvas. Its tempting to try it on a large scale with a palette knif,e but it may bankrupt me in the amount of paint I'd need to use.
For now, here's Sunshine. 5" x 7", oil on canvas panel. Stay tuned for the larger version in the future. That is, once I get this 24 x 36 wave out of the way. More on that another day as I'm in the process of building layers to get it to a point where there's actually something to show you.