This 16 x 20 inch palette knife oil painting was inspired by a camping trip to Sumner Lake. While we fished, I watched the skies as they filled with trails of who knows what. There were lots of cactus. My dog, Petey, seemed to find all of them. We spent some time pulling cactus quills out of his feet. The cactus were not in bloom quite yet but I needed something to represent danger. My brother in law suggested drops of blood on the quills. Blood isn’t really my style. Red flowers however, are.
This is a painting I did several weeks ago to match another I had done for my sister.
This is an 11 x 14 inch floral oil painting in the complementary colors of red and green. I really like watching the colors change during the day as different light hits the painting.
Out with the old…in with the rose buds. A bakers dozen! This is the first painting where I used a painting knife on such a small canvas for more than just the background or blending or larger sweeps. It was not easy. I only had larger knives. Larger than the flowers so I had to finagle and make due. After this painting, I took the opportunity to buy me a bunch of knives in lots of shapes and sizes. The next time should go much smoother.
This is a 16 x 20 inch palette knife painting of red poppies. I must have been in the mood for snow and spring/summer at the same time. It is so cold!