Sunday, April 14, 2013

Plein-air Efforts of the Day - Phase 2.

Plein-air / Early Spring Colours.
30" x 24". Oil on panel. 2013. Copyright.
Even though today has been partly cloudy and rather chilly, 
the sun come out long enough for me to continue on with
my plein-air efforts in 'Early Spring Colours'.
I decided to be adventurous and start introducing 
the palette knife into some plein-air painting.
The palette knife works best on hard surfaces, such as the panel I'm using.
The combination of the hard surface and palette knife allows for
techniques such as; pressing down, scratching, smearing, scrapping, etc;
which would otherwise make a canvas cave in or even tear.
These techniques also gives the painter freedom
to mix paint in different ways as to 'brush on canvas'.
This piece is still not quite 'finished' so it seems phase 3 is in order.
Please stay tuned for more from the studio!
Cheers, ~ Polly ~

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