|"Blue Tempest," 5 x 5 acrylic on canvas|
I've always admired painters who deftly use palette knives for texture and impact, but never attempted them until recently. along with acrylics, it's a whole new learning experience
There were always palette knives in our house when we grew up. Dad used them mostly for mixing colors, and I've done plenty of that in oils and acrylics.
|Regina's palette knives, Dad's book|
So this week, I picked up about three of them, began mixing colors and applying them to the canvas. Since my favorite colors are blues, and we're in the midst of storms--fires, hurricanes, floods, war, ignorance, worsening pandemic and politics once again, here's the result.
This is the last day of August and the year is two-thirds gone. This semi-abstract sci-fi painting with violent texture matching the moods of our country and world, roughly applied to the canvas, seems to fit.