Paper And Palette Knife

 

 

Mountains. 6 x 6 acrylic on paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Mountains. 6 x 6 acrylic on paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Paper, paint, palette knife and twenty minutes. Finally snuck one in. I have painted every day for the last week. On projects and not art. Feel so much better now.

Started with a blank sheet of paper, no drawing or plan.  Just the idea of palette knife practice. I reached for paint, and pulled out parched bottles. Spreading paint, scratching and scraping. Perhaps this is a work in progress.

I added a few phosphorescent trees at the bottom right. Plastic palette knife made marks to pudgy. I knew I could patch and polish in Photoshop, but this time it was just as easy to pile on more paint.

Simple setup.

Simple setup.

 

LIberate Your Art

Printed postcards arrived. I am pretty pleased. I promise I will post them soon. For now take a peek at the pleasant and playful postal packages.

Fast and Furious Comes the Mail

 

 

 

14 thoughts on “Paper And Palette Knife

  1. Chandra Lynn

    I need to get mine mailed too. Last week was too crazy to get them together and this week I’m feeling a little lazy. Probably because I’m so tired. And now, I think I’ve changed my mind about the postcards I will send! Decisions, decisions!

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    1. Sheila Post author

      LOL, I know exactly how you feel Chandra. Today was a lazy day. Which ever you decide, I know it will be great. Hope I am on your side swap list :)

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  2. Val van der Poel

    It was great that you managed to sneak in a bit of art amongst your projects Sheila and that it was such a fun piece. Getting detail with a palette knife is such a challenge especially when you canvas is so small. Nice job on this fun little piece.

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  3. Janet Bradish

    Good morning Sheila – This is wonderful. Gorgeous lights and darks and great texture. The small bits of lighter orange give a bit of spark to the painting. Love your simple setup. And piling on more paint – you go girl! After painting on projects and then doing this must have been quite freeing!? Hope you will do more of these and if you do more work on this look forward to seeing that too! Have fun with your postcard swap.

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    1. Sheila Post author

      Good morning Janet :) That orange was inspired by YOU! Yes it was freeing, and a tad scary. I usually start with a sketch. I am hoping to work on this more tonight. Happy creating to you :)

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  4. Dotty Seiter

    Precious paint-pal Sheila, ‘preciate the perfect pleasure of peeking at your playing and practicing with paint, paper, and palette knife. Perfect point from which to pop into today’s potent possibilities. Mmm, savoring the spreading, scratching, scraping, and slathering.

    Thanks also for sharing some of the fun of LYA.

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    1. Sheila Post author

      LOL, you did me one better… slathering… LOVE that word! Can you tell my informative item was infused, inspired, and influenced by your talented tale telling? Hope you savor your slathering today!

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