Heheh, I can only imagine how blue the air was in your studio as you wielded the palette knife. And a flower no less! You should be well pleased, its glow is fabulous. I am in awe as flowers scare me, knife or not. But sunflowers are appealing to try and if could get one a quarter good as yours is, I'd be happy.Painting with a knife is a whole new ball game isn't it? Getting away from blending and moving into optical mixing is a real challenge. Its probably why I go for huge pieces when I use a palette knife. And the paint use commitment, you know when you look down at your palette and think geez, that's $15 of paint just in that glob...not for the faint of heart. :)
And I'd love to know how Tim made his presence known when you were painting his portrait!
Its beautiful my Suz! I know you do not think so- but every time we try something new- its special. And you tried and did not give up.We really want to know what Angel Tim let you feel as you painted his portrait. We must know!lovetweedles
You can paint anything and paint it well. This is a strong and beautiful sunflower. I got all choked up reading your tribute to Tim and it was compounded by all the sensitive and caring comments which followed. I send blessings with affection.
I cannot wait to hear "how!" And I think you did a marvelous job with the palette knife, Suz. The piece is big and bold and beautiful!
Suz, this was the perfect subject for your knife challenge. I love all those big bold strokes on the big bold petals.Some of my favorites are the bits of turquoise amid the greens. You did it! Bren
Ooh, I'm intrigued! Well I think the flower is beautiful! And it really does stand out from the canvas! Have you heard of Leslie Byrd Seata? She paints exclusively with a palette knife - boats mainly, but other things too. I've never tried it myself, but I imagine it must be quite a challenge! :0)
That is so funny!!! After all the grumping and griping, it sold!!! Another instance of "you can never second guess someone's taste in art".Hugs!Kathryn aka gunkie
Oh what a fun,great post! You are so honest it makes me laugh . I am not so good with the knife & use it to mix for the most part. Now I see it pays to branch out :) Beautiful paintings!
It's lovely, Suzanne, and reads wonderfully from a distance. I think that is one of the charms of knife paintings. Maybe you should try a few more with the tree stump.
Isn't that the way? lol But it is gorgeous and has a wonderful vibrant glow : ) And I got chills (the good ones) reading your note about Tim. You are a strong and beautiful spirit Suzanne.
HAHAHAHAHAHHHHHAAAAA! Got you with this one! Of course, payback is a MF:) 'lil suz may not play so nice...Great that it sold!
This is a fantastic piece, Suzanne!! I worked with the palette knife ONCE and it kept on flipping off my hand....I can't seem to handle it well. Anyway, I really love this painting and hope to see more from your palette knife.... but more important.. I am so curious about Tim !! Congratulations on selling this painting!!!
Beautiful paint and color.
I have to say...I agree with you, palette knife is too weird! I do love how this came out, however, and congratulations on the sale!
I love this, the texture and colors are wonderful and, I gotta say, an easy clean up is so seductive.
I am just loving the notes that everyone leaves you, especially Jeanette's comment, "Not for the faint of heart." That says it! But, most of all, wahoo for the sale! I think, as always, you painted something lovely.
I love this painting! It might be one of my favorites. So full of emotion. Sorry... I realize you hated the palette knife. (thankfully the emotion you captured is not the same one you were uttering while creating it.) I have a similar painting hanging over my desk by my artist friend Svetlana Beattie who incidentally painted it with a palette knife!I'm not accustomed to seeing texture on your work, so it was a surprise that it actually was your work. Sounds like a great experiment. One I should try sometime...Congrats on the sale! Wishing you days of sunshine ahead, my friend. Hugs!
Hi there! I love your juicy sunflower, I have used a palette knife many times and your are right the best part is the clean up. Your portrait of Tim is really wonderful and I loved hearing about your reading. Please share any of that anytime you are up to it. I have never had a reading but want to do that sometime.
I absolutely love this. It reminds me of summer and of fall... I wouldn't know how to use a palette knife, but this painting makes me want to give it a go.Have you ever considered doing lessons via the internet? I'd love to become a student of yours... I guess I have been a student of sorts, learning how to handle separation and loss with such grace.
Your visits to my blog and the comments you leave here are an integral part of my creative process. They are helpful, supportive and well, let's face it, they feel really good! If I don't thank you personally, please allow me to thank you in advance for taking the time to stop by and leave your thoughts, they mean so much!