Friday, October 14, 2016

October 13

Introducing a page from The Daily Artist to be published by Two Sylvias Press early 2017. Keep watch for occasional posts including exercises and inspiration for your creative life. This book includes exercises and inspiration for each day of the year. It's a fun way to improve your painting and drawing and also a great companion for your artistic life.  

Also see The Daily Poet published by Two Sylvias Press by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano
Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice


Field Palette

Painting knife or palette knife painting on canvas board is a quick way to produce a beautiful painting. The above rendering of fields and sky was done by spreading paint with the flat side of a knife. Darker areas and crisper lines were rendered with the edge of the knife.  Because I paint with acrylic, drying time is short. In the above piece I was able to add color, dragging it over the top of a previous layer fairly quickly.

Try this: Buy a pack of artist’s knives at your local art or craft store. Plastic knives are cheaper and perhaps a good way to experiment with this type of painting. Good stainless steel painting knives run considerably more. For detailed steps, look up palette knife videos on YouTube.

Field Palette, Acrylic on board, 2015, 8”x 10”

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