30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 6

30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 6

The palette knife is slowly becoming my friend.  He once annoyed me with his unwillingness to bend in difficult situations, and I started to think there was no toleration for him in my life.  But, I gave him the benefit of doubt, and continued to spend time with him.  Six days and many hours later...I think he is growing on me!

Day 6

(untitled  8x10 oil on canvas sheet)

It was another late start in the studio today.  I had my monthly art class that I teach for a home school co-op, and then my Southside Artist Association meeting directly after.  (click here to learn more about SAA)  It made for a long busy day, but a very artful day that I enjoy.

Yesterday's painting received so much positive feedback (thank you to all who sent encouraging messages) that I decided to continue on with the same theme.  Who knows...there may be a collection in the making.

I have this sweet little pitcher that I found at a local thrift store, and I keep it filled with greenery or flowers as often as I can.  Currently it holds eucalyptus so I did what most people do when needing inspiration...I searched Pinterest!   I found a beautiful photo of a bridal bouquet...pinks, blues, greens.  This painting consist of some of the flowers from that bouquet along with some I just added.  

I'm loving the spring color palette along with the white ceramic that reflects all the colors.  And we talk about the texture?  Once I embraced the thickness of the paint and stop trying to over work the paint, things art starting happen that I find so fun and cool.  Using the thick paint to my advantage has created an 3-D -ish effect to the paintings.

What do you think?  Is this a series/collection you would like to see more of?

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