"Paintings from a natural frame of mind"

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Aspen Glow - Large Palette Knife

24x171/2 Oil on gessoed hardboard
no framing needed 
- Palette Knife Painting -
SOLD - Thank you!

FUN, FUN, FUN!!! If you asked me what I love the most about palette knife painting it would be hard to pinpoint one simple answer. I seem to just go to another place in time. I am not so serious and don't usually over think the process because I know that I'm not trying to get little details right or exactly this or that line right. I do think a lot about the values and whether to use thick or thin paint, if I don't get those right you wouldn't be able to tell what is what from a distance. Ohhh, and don't even get me started on how much fun it is to layer on the THICK paint! 
This painting turned out even better than I'd hoped for. 

If your interested in this painting please contact me

Here are a couple of photo's showing the process.
Gorgeous Thick Details

original small study
 Sketches for the larger painting
Mixing and applying paint

Thanks so much for visiting!


R Yvonne Colclasure said...

WOW! That turned out gorgeous. You really do know how to wield that palette knife. As lovely as this is on the monitor, it has to be amazing in real life.

kgrider03 said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Just love what you can do with aspens :)

Susie Galvin said...

This painting is just beautiful. The colors are wonderful, the mtns. are just the right shades and the trees are awesome..Your palette knife work is really alive. Also, I like the layout of the post. Always like to see the process of a painting.

Michelle said...

OH!! It turned out spectacular!! the details are amazing! and the colors wamr and inviting! Can I touch it :)

Kathryn Grider said...

Thank you Yvonne,Kgrider03, Michelle and Susie. This painting was so much fun to paint.Full of color,energy and lucious thick paint. And yes it is even more gorgeous in person!