This is another attempt at using a knife that was too big for the size of flowers I was painting. The good news is that I got a plethora of new painting knives and they came in yesterday!!!! My hope is that if I can use a complete sweep with an appropriate sized knife I can paint not only cleaner, but faster! This painting was a pain!
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.