"Paintings from a natural frame of mind"

Monday, January 23, 2012

Ruby Mountain Spring

20x24 Oil  Palette Knife

A Palette Knife painting that I must say is my favorite to date! The photograph of this piece just doesn't do it justice. I must learn more about photographing the artwork for the web page.  This is a nice sized painting that will be framed in a beautiful gold frame to set off all the wonderful colors in this painting. I love the shadows of the clouds and then the sun sparks through to hit and it seems to just glow.  I painted this painting twice, I have one in a 10x12 Study and this large one. The two paintings are very close to the same with a few minor adjustments to color in the larger painting to read correctly. I like to paint small studies after my sketching process is done then on to the larger pieces, rarely do I sell the smaller study paintings as they are for my reference when it comes time to paint the larger paintings. 

I hope you enjoy it and thank you for stopping by.



Michelle said...

I am a huge fan of your palette knifes. Their is so much defintion in the clouds and mountains. the colors are beautiful! BRAVO!

Susie Galvin said...

WOW, Kathryn, I can see your excitement while working on this painting.. So very clear. Love the mountains and the valley and flats. Palette knife is your calling!!!

Kathryn Grider said...

Thank you Michelle, I have a whole lot of fun with the knife paintings. I get totally absorbed in it when I do this sort of painting.

Kathryn Grider said...

Thanks Sus, I'm glad my excitement came through. I did enjoy painting this one and I should probably do more of this type of painting, it's so much fun I really don't know why I even mess with any other process of painting.

R Yvonne Colclasure said...

Ditto what Sus and Michelle said. I would love to see it in life, but maybe you will sell it before I get home.

Kathryn Grider said...

Hi Yvonne,
Thank you for your nice comment. You may be able to see it in the spring when you return, but yes, I do hope to sell it!