Thursday, 19 June 2014
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!