The Pink Sunflower
6x6in oil on canvas panel $100. SOLD
This was done mostly with a palette knife.
The pink sunflower was a real surprise and when I first
saw it I had to check to make sure it was genuine.
For the record... it was genuine. Has anyone ever seen one?
More Techniques - continues from my last post.
Using a Round Brush - see below.
I love a round brush. Not one with a sharp point, but a gradual point.
On this one I used a synthetic, short handle. I found that when I
started to do my small daily paintings, I was better off with a short
handle, but that is not the case for everyone.
A round brush makes a mark similar to a filbert - but not quite.
I used a #8 and often used it on its side with a zigzag motion.
It spreads in and out with pressure so a nice fat, flowing mark
can easily change and a lovely, thinner, flowing mark can easily
Great for a more realistic painting without the squared off
brush marks. I often use a script brush in tandem with
the round. The round is also what I use with the palette knife.
See the different values working to create form and the only
sharp edge is the focal point.
Palette Knife- see below
This is an area where I feel I have gained some expertise.
I enjoy using the painting knife very much.
The colors go on clean and you can blend with a
gentle side scrape or mushing using the bottom of the blade.
The edge is great for line work
It truly needs the artist to experiment to find out what marks
they like and don't like. The amount of paint used is a
The knife itself is very important and I use Holbeins "s" series.
CHE SON knives appear to be very good at a lot less money.
I am sure there are other good ones. They need to be flexible.
I use a trowel shape.
Not even a hint of "cookie cutter" surround on this one
This is my personal favorite so far.
Tomorrow I have two more techniques to share.