Friday, October 16, 2009

And Now For Something Completely Different

Playing With Knives
8x8, oil on canvas
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Confession: I occasionally paint with palette knives rather than brushes but I've never posted the results. I love how loose it feels to paint with a knife and the rich impasto texture. Knife painting is a great exercise in values and colors, reminding me to be deliberate with each and every stroke. There are two contemporary artists I especially admire who paint exclusively with knives and I just had a very enjoyable cup of coffee this morning while perusing their blogs. Check out Ann Gorbett and Leslie Saeta. As a result, I am emboldened to post this redhead I painted a few weeks ago. Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

Ann Gorbett said...

This is terrific, Mitzi. I absolutely love your portrait work. Thanks for the "shout out" and link to my blog. I am so glad you stopped by to visit. Keep playing with knives! Can't wait to see more.