Friday, January 8, 2010

Year of Possibilities


I'm quoting my cousin Sue. She will be starting her blog soon. Well thanks to Vic and Judy, wonderful artist. I dared to try painting with a palette knife. Wow, it aint easy!. Didn't use anything to work from, just wanted to play. So it is, my first. I'll call it my little ugly duckling. It was fun.

18 comments:

  1. Joan-
    It's Great!
    Bold~ & Fun~
    sorta freeing, huh?
    ...pushing globs of paint around.
    I'm gonna pick my knife back up now...
    these brushes can ...force detail...
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    (ps- yeah I checked in on Karen.
    cool- beach scene...at first I thought she was in the area... but then saw the mnt range.)

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  2. Hi Jill, thank you. Don't have a clue as to what I was doing, but I had a great time. Almost as much fun as finger painting. Have fun.

    Joan

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  3. Hi Joan,
    I really like the way you made the road twist and disappear into the distance. You have nice colors and those 2 spot of red look great! The foto appears to be moved. Try to brace yourself when you take the picture, also you can use the autoshutter release feature on the camera to avoid camera movement when you press the botton. You are very corageous on trying new things, well done.

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  4. Amazing! You are an inspiration! great job.

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  5. Hi Mariano, thank you. I know what you mean about the camera, or I should say me. I have those functions on my camera. Thank you for the tips. Happy painting.

    Joan

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  6. Hi Suzanne, thank you. Your ears must have been ringing today. I have been telling my family about you and himself. Take care.

    Joan

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  7. Hi Joan.
    This is a gorgeous painting. So alive and rich in colour, beautiful colour at that. It`s hard to believe that it is your first palette knife painting. So, absolutely well done my friend. Lets see more of the palette Knife. All the best Joan.
    Vic.

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  8. Beautiful richness to this!!! I bet up close the texture is great from using the palette knife.

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  9. I love the little bits of red in this.

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  10. Vic, thank you for your support. You are my inspiration. I still like your palette knife painting better. But I gotta say, it was fun. All the best my friend.

    JOan

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  11. Hi Joan, thank you. It was so much fun. Now that I have six palette knives, I will do more studies.

    All the best
    Joan

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  12. Hi Pam, thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. I had to break up all the blue and green, so the red really helped. Have a great day.

    JOan

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  13. Joan I don't feel this ugly at all. In fact I think it is a swan. Going to start an oil class using palette knives on Wednesday. Hope I do as well.

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  14. Hi Nora, thank you so much. I just returned from you blog, trust me you won't have any problems using palette knives, your work is excellent.

    Regards
    Joan

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  15. No No! No ugly duckling! It is rich in color and alive with the paint application. Very cool!

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  16. Hi Karen, thank you so much. It's really difficult to judge my own work. I appreciate the encouragement. I've been enjoying your vacation plein air. I feel as though I was there. Happy painting.

    Joan

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  17. nice warm colors,pretty landscape,congratulations!

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  18. Thank you Art by Colugnatti, It's very nice of you to stop by and leave such a very kind comment. I will be by to visit your blog soon. All the best to you.

    Joan

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