Do you remember my recent photograph of “In the Rain at Cattle Point Victoria B.C.“? Well, I have been musing about painting it.
I don’t often do a study before tackling a larger painting but I was painting and repainting a particular idea over and over in my head so I knew there were painting challenges I was having trouble working out. So this morning, I decided to do this greeting card size palette knife study on a 5 x 7 inch gallery wrapped 1.5 deep canvas.
(to purchase contact me via email: $150.00 – once it dries 😉
One of my aims is always to let paint be paint when I am working on a canvas. Nothing helps with this more than a palette knife. I have the most gorgeous, small and springy knife that was a gift from my parents when I was fourteen years old. I have a newer one but it just doesn’t have the same flexibility and the same balance as my first. Kinda like a good saddle, once you find one that fits you and your horse, or this case me and my canvas, a person doesn’t desire another.
I didn’t work out all of my painting challenges but I did find an answer to some and enough so to continue on to a larger canvas.
And none of you caught me in my error yesterday but the Studio Spring Sale Event doesn’t end until tonight. Sorry about that. Me and dates often have a rather fluid relationship 🙂 I have it corrected now.
SPROUT: What is your creative “study” practice in preparation for larger works?
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- ROCKS AT SUNRISE original oil painting by Terrill Welch (creativepotager.wordpress.com)
- REACHING THE SEA original oil painting by Terrill Welch (creativepotager.wordpress.com)
- In the Rain at Cattle Point Victoria B.C. (creativepotager.wordpress.com)
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