Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Adventures in palette knife painting

I gave palette knife painting a try, I think I overdid it in a couple areas but it was really fun and I mostly like how it turned out. The tree was from a reference photo I found online but I could tell it was a grand old thing, and was sad to see parts of it were dying.

Portrait of a tree - Acrylic on 6x8 in. gessobord
 Here's the under painting, prior to attacking with the palette knife. I like the simplicity of it.

Under painting - Acrylic on 6x8 in. gessobord

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Puppy eyes

Here's a little pup from the Paint my site. After I posted the painting to the website, the photographer followed up with a comment to say that this little pup grew up to be a champion show dog! I felt kind of proud, as if by painting him I somehow know him now. :)

Puppy Eyes - Acrylic on 6x6 inch hard board panel

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Duck Reflections

I've never seen a duck quite like this... it's a Mandarin male. The reflections were a bit of a challenge but I'm happy with how they turned out.

Duck Reflections - Acrylic on 6x6 in. gessobord

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Callie 11

I started this one at a First Friday Painting Party at Kat's studio, so much fun! I finally had time to finish it up. I wish there was a market for Callie paintings, they're starting to stack up. :) I can only hang so many on my wall without looking like a crazy cat lady. Maybe I could start a rumor that having a Callie hanging in your house brings good luck?

Callie 11 - Acrylic on 6x8 inch gessobord

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Best Pals

I've always loved Gumby and Pokey, it was fun to try painting them. I painted this from a photo off Pixabay, but I have the figurines (along with some of their colorful friends), so maybe I'll try painting them from life sometime.

Best Pals, Acrylic on 8x8 inch gessobord