Thursday, 19 June 2014

High Tide.

The top picture is my second attempt at acrylics with the palette knife. Below that is the same subject done in watercolour from way back in 2008.
I have to say, I haven't enjoyed myself so much in absolutely ages! I love working with thick impasto paint, I love the way it's so slick under the blade and I love the way it forces me to simplify the subject. I also love the way it's so forgiving. Made a mistake? Well, just scrape it off or paint right over it!
More than anything, this picture has taught me that although it's important to paint as well as I can, it's equally important to enjoy it. More coming soon for sure!
Acrylic on homemade board with palette knife, fingers and bits of rag. No brushes!