If you have been watching the apple challenge given by me to me you notice I have never done one with just a palette knife. I often use a knife for highlights or to just get some color on but never have I done a whole painting with palette knife only.
So here it is. My favorite part could be the shadow. LOL.
One apple painting that was sitting there looking uninspired got me thinking. We did this in class Wednesday. Paint the whole thing with a wash of white and then wipe away. It is an interesting process and can produce wonderful results.
So I did it here. After applying the white I really wiped the parts I wanted to be most prominent.
Does one want a dreamy apple? Here it is.................
Over the next couple of days I will be putting all the apples on the Daily Paintworks auction. They are colorful and fun. I hope you will bid.
I will definitely let you know when they are up!
And just for fun, today I asked myself, what if an apple was purple? That will be posted also......
Today we are revisiting. Yesterday's September scene was my choice for what I would work with in Wednesday art class . After discussing it with my instructor, we both decided that the barn did not read. It has doors on the front that appear awkward.
So I pushed the barns back some, deleted doors, pushed back the hillside and made the triangle in the center a bit more pronounced. With each of the revisions I felt that I learned something. It now is a stronger painting but wait til you see the next one. I painted it for the first half hour or so from an upside down photo and the above painting upside down. That is how I get away from noodling and fussing.
So what I will post tomorrow you will find much looser, more free flowing.
My number 5 apple just was not working. I put it on the window sill in the studio with very strong sunlight hitting the top of the apple. The colors did not stay clean so a few days later I picked up the palette knife and made some bold strokes. An improvement for sure.