"Paintings from a natural frame of mind"

Friday, August 12, 2011

Fresh fruit & flowers - Palette Knife

11x14 Palette knife Oil on linen panel

Details show the wonderfully thick paint

Amy and Susie in the ZONE!

Another shot of serious painters at work
The girls came to my studio garage to paint with me yesterday! We had such a good time painting a staged still life in oils in my space, with plenty of room for everyone to spread their wings and make a mess if that's what they wanted to do. I don't have people come to my studio often...it is my domain if you know what I'm saying... a place to let loose and make my own messes and believe me I make plenty of them!

Yesterday's objective for me was to paint a still life using only palette knives! A challenge that I wasn't sure how to approach but as the hours ticked by it just seemed to paint itself...some days it happens that way, but most of the time it doesn't. I'm very pleased with this painting at the days end.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a beautiful day!


Susie Galvin said...

Well, you took my breath away!!!. You should be VERY proud of this painting...I am just amazed at your talent..Bill said the water looks crystal clear.. All your colors are beautiful...I'm running out of good things to say about your work..Thanks for all the fun..

R Yvonne Colclasure said...

Kathy, you really do have knack with a palette knife. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I like the way your studio is shaping up now. What a wonderful space!

Michelle said...

Love your Palette knifes! This is stunning! love the colors!

Kathryn Grider said...

Thank You Susie and Bill, keep those positive comments coming - helps me keep my chin up when it starts hitting the ground! :-) It was fun wasn't it!

Kathryn Grider said...

Yvonne and Michelle, thanks so much for falling in love my palette knife paintings. They give me great pleasure to do. I am liking my "space" more and more all the time....just need a comfortable spot to have coffee & chocolate while I contemplate what the heck I'm doing!