But it could also be from the countryside of Arizona or even North Dakota, where the weather is very rugged. Can you tell I moved a lot in my life? Yes, I spent years and years following my Air Force husband from location to location. We are so happy to have spread our roots in Florida and North Carolina.
I have to be in the mood to paint with a palette knife, but when I am.....it is really fun (and in my case messy). Most of my favorite artwork (by me) has a least, some areas of knife work. I really love the texture which I feel brings a whole new dimension to the piece.
Thanks so much for viewing my abstract landscape today. I hope you will pin it!
You know me.......I am off the beaten track again! I did several abstract paintings last week and decided to show you one today.
This is a study of color interaction and composition. Because I love texture in my paintings, I threw some of that in too.
I find abstract work to be very rewarding and relaxing. The perfect activity to counteract burnout or other stresses of life. It only works for me for a week or two.......then the desire for structure, the desire to produce a recognizable image, overwhelms me and I retreat to my still life and landscapes. How do you deal with burnout?
Now that we are into serious Christmas shopping, I wanted to show you another of my little daily paintings that is on sale at half price this week.
This is a fun technique that Carol Nelson shared with us in her workshop last spring. Carol, who is a "Golden Artist" as in Golden mediums and gels, is versed in techniques you and I have never thought about. She is truely creative and a very charming and sharing person.
Carol developed this technique when she looked at her palette one day and thought it was as interesting as the piece she was working on. So....she figured out how to turn her palette into a piece of art! This is the first technique she shared with us in her workshop and it turned out to be a fun project and a great ice breaker!
She probably wouldn't mind if I told you how to do it, but I don't want to let the cat out of her bag. Only Carol can tell! Here is a link to her blog. I know you will enjoy it and if you search through enough of her posts, she probably tells her secrets. If you get to go to one of her workshops, I guarantee you will have a fun filled and informative few days with her.