February 12, 2020

9”x12” Palette Knife on Stretched Canvas

I’m trying to learn how to use palette knives, so here is another landscape experiment using only those with acrylic paints. I don’t think I’ve learned a lot about different techniques yet, but I’m having fun trying. I really enjoy using knives more than brushes. If no one expects realism but sees an impression of something, maybe I’m learning. I like to add an element of movement to a painting, and I thought of blowing snow. I’m not sure I achieved  that though.


22 comments:

kathyinozarks said...

I love this new painting Barbara very much-I love all that rock and yes I can feel the cold with the wind blowing the snow-awesome hugs

Debra said...

I think you did get that effect. Awesome painting!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really LOVE the mountains and the snow you created. I think this works, as does that amazing sky! Keep them coming, Barbara. You do fabulous work.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

I LOVE it!! Looking at it - I can feel the cold of the snow on the rock - and your sky is simply amazing!! I think you like playing with palette knives - LOL - ;))

Barb said...

Oh my stinking gosh, this is soooooooooooooooooo AWESOME...I totally love it.

My name is Erika. said...

Wow Barbara. This is truly amazing and I think you did catch the blowing snow.

Gene Black said...

It looks like the snow is blowing on the tops of the mountains, so if that is what you were going for, I see it. While I am not fond of snow, I do like those snowy mountain scenes.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Oh It's wonderful. I feel a flurry of blowing snow on the mountain top. I think you have added a new dimension to your work. What do you think?
xx, Carol

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

To answer your question, Barbara, reinkers are ANY bottles of ink that will rejuvenate a "dead" ink/stamp pad. You must use the same ink to rejuvenate the ink/stamp pad, so there is no contamination. I only have four ink/stamp pads, but have lots of reinkers. I use them in projects that have nothing to do with stamping, like the shaving cream technique. The solvent reinkers (Staz-on), I use to dye fabric and to color fabric resist. I even make my own "stamp pads" using a clear acrylic block, several baby or wet wipes, and a reinker. If you call them Re-Inkers, that is fine. It has the same meaning. For some reason, I unwittingly "assumed" everyone knew what a reinker was. I hope that helps. If not, PLEASE ask.

Connie said...

Oh you certainly achieved the look you were going for . . . and with a knife, Bravo!!!

Tammie Dickerson said...

Your mountains are beautiful - and the palette knife is especially effective!! Happy PPF!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Congratulations on your PPF showcase from last week Barbara, this weeks is just as mind blowing. I would say you have most certainly mastered that palette knife technique and achieved much movement within your composition. Thank you so much for sharing.
Creative wishes & happy PPF Tracey.

Christine said...

I love it!

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

Fabulous, very atmospheric.

Elkes Lebensglück said...

Your mountains are beautiful! Wonderful with snow!
Happy PPF, Elke

Rain said...

Hi Barbara :) This is so well done! I love the movement, I would never have thought using palette knives could give such a great effect, I think you're learning a lot too! Lovely!!

Clare Lloyd said...

So lovely

Sue (this n that) said...

Gorgeous painting Barbara.
Congratulations on your feature in Paint Party Friday!
Enjoy your weekend xx

Linda Kunsman said...

this is beautiful. Congrats on being featured at PPF this week!

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful painting!

DVArtist said...

Wow!! This is a fabulous piece of art. You have certainly learned how to do this. Well done. Have a nice weekend.

Gloria j Zucaro said...

It's beautiful, and when I enlarged it I could see the blowing snow from the peaks. Nice job!