I was gifted a lovingly used bouquet of palette knives recently and I've thoroughly enjoyed getting to use them again. This painting was not originally painted with palette knife by E. H. Potthast, but my spin on it is.
Oprah says God speaks to you in whispers. But what she failed to add is if you don't listen, he raises his voice.
A year ago Diane C. May recommended that I paint in simpler blocks of color, eliminating the unnecessary to tell the story. James Richards recent lesson was on simplification. Then I inherited an assortment of palette knives. And then yesterday I was inspired by several palette knife painters.
Could it be my style is meant to go in a different direction??
Here is this afternoon's attempt at Simplified blocks of color with palette knife. Inspired by more artists than I can possibly name, but specifically a study of e. h. potthast's painting "In the Surf."
And the Croquet Players...
This morning I challenged myself with painting the beautiful Crawley sisters in front of Highclere Castle. How do you simplify that??