Thursday, May 16, 2013

Lake Santa Fe paint out in Melrose

This is just a quick post to show some of the work I did at the 2013 Melrose paint out Outside Art.
This one is a series of the cypress from the end of a dock looking back toward shore.
 This year I decided to try to make something very affordable buy working on 5 x 7 pieces of paper with acrylic and the palette knife.  This allowed me to work fast and make several paintings from the same location.  It was lots of fun and I do enjoy working small. I have become totally taken with the knife. It's my new favorite painting tool.  It helps keep the work loose and impressionistic and the work shows lots of feeling for the subject.  When I  paint on canvas and frame things the price is 60.00  However by doing these on paper and presenting them as cards that can be sent or matted and framed, They are, after all , original paintings, I was able to offer them at 30.00.   

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