Monday, March 9, 2009

Three Sunflowers

"Three Sunflowers"
6 x 6 inches, Oil on Raymar Board, painted with palette knife
I've been playing with the palette knife lately. This past Saturday at Tony Saladino's Art Critique session he asked everyone the benefit of painting with the palette knife. Someone mentioned that it was a whole lot easier to clean up because you didn't need to carry around turps. I AGREE!!
Of course he was going for a different answer - that painting with the palette allows you to paint loosely, which is a style I really like. I like the broad thick impressionistic strokes and the way the colors mix right on the painting. And the texture of the finished painting and the thick paints.


Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Hi Judy, I love everything about this painting.The vibrant colors and contrast are great. It has the looseness without being muddy, not an easy task. Great job.

Manon Doyle said...

You do beautiful work with a palette knife Judy! I'd end up making a huge mess! I think sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers! Yours are incredible!

Sheila said...

You my dear are the Queen of the Palette knife. I bow before your greatness....

Melissa and Emmitt said...

i agree with sheila judy!
i love your palette knife paintings.

this sunflower painting is exceptional!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

I love this one Judy...The contrast of color makes it especially striking...and, I love the way you handled the sunflowers.

Judy Mackey said...

You are all too kind!!
Happy Painting!

Art with Liz said...

This is wonderful Judy. Or should I say 'Queen Judy"?