January 17, 2020

Back to Painting

I’ve felt for awhile that I should get back to painting, but it was Debra’s post on her blog Penny The Duck about challenging herself to paint every day that gave me the shove I really needed. She is a passionate bird lover, and I look forward to the images she paints! My subject matter is usually more landscape-related. I especially love seascapes, so here is my 9”x12” acrylic on stretched canvas. It’s not my favorite, but it’s done. I once read “Done is better than perfect” :) This is mostly a palette knife painting. I love the way those knives can cover a canvas quickly, but my hand is more comfortable using brushes. So I’ll be working more with those in days to come. I’m linking this painting to  “Paint Party Friday”


24 comments:

My name is Erika. said...

You re a talented painter indeed. This is a gorgeous water scene Barbara. Happy weekend.

Connie said...

It's gorgeous . . . I'm so happy to hear that you are inspired to start painting again. Talents like yours should never be hind.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

WOW! That's beautiful, Barbara - I can almost smell the salt air - ;))

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

When I saw your painting my jaw dropped!! Your painting is magnificent. Do you think this is the best you ever did? It might be.
xx, Carol

Gene Black said...

That is a nice painting, Barbara. I have never done an entire painting with a palette knife. I think I tried a few times, but I always needed a brush in the end.

kathyinozarks said...

Wow Barbara-yes you need to be painting-I love your work!!! So beautiful!! I need to learn how to paint water.

Debra said...

This is amazing!!!! Wow-you MUST paint! I am anxious to see more. Your color palette is just beautiful. Excellent!!!!

Barb said...

Does your talent never end? I loooooovvee this and am so impressed with all the things you create.

Debbie Nolan said...

Barbara - hopped over here from Debra's post - beautiful landscape. You certainly know how to make those palette knives work. Thanks for sharing.

Sue (this n that) said...

This is a stunning painting Barbara. You're a very fine artist. Beautiful palette knife work, I can never quite get the hang of using the knife and I admire those who do.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I apologize for being so late visiting. I'm in catch-up mode after being sick for nearly a week. This is a fabulous painting, Barbara. If I had your talent, I would truly be over the moon. I LOVE this painting, dear. You make great art.

kathyinozarks said...

Looking at this again I really love this piece-needs be framed and hung on one of your walls-hugs

Valerie-Jael said...

Fabulous, atmospheric painting. Happy PPF, Valerie

R's Rue said...

Beautiful

Rain said...

That's beautiful Barbara! I love seeing palette knife creations, you've done that wonderfully!

Tarang Sinha said...

'Done is better than perfect.' Yes!

Your painting is really beautiful.

I've just started painting in acrylics {I usually paint in watercolours}. I read that palette knife is an important tool for acrylics, so I bought a set last week. Tried to paint birch trees but ruined that painting. :) Need to practice, of course.

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful painting.

Elkes Lebensglück said...

a wonderful painting of the rough sea!!!
Happy PPF, Elke

Sue (this n that) said...

Happy PPF Barbara, its lovely to see you join in :D)
As I said previously, I so admire this painting xx

DVArtist said...

Wow this is truly beautiful.

Christine said...

Beautiful!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

An incredible piece of art, love how you captured the ocean foam such an inspiring masterpiece. Thank you for sharing. Creative wishes Tracey.

Gloria j Zucaro said...

This painting is just beautiful! I am glad you're back to it!

margi said...

WOW! It's gorgerous!