with knives…

Here’s a couple plein air paintings from this afternoon. I’m trying something different here…painting oils on panel, 8×10, working entirely with pallette knives…the results are a little out of control, a little too abstract – it’s probably not for everyone, but I enjoy the really juicy surface! I’m going to have to keep at this – see if I can refine the edges, do better at ‘rendering’ the scene..

Sea Lion overlook, just next to Point Reyes lighthouse.

Up on Mount Tam, looking at SF. This one is became a bit too abstract – you’re looking down at Tiburon and SF from 2500 ft.

One thought on “with knives…

  1. I really like this! I have always wanted to do a pallette knife painting, but I was so afraid to mess up and waste so much paint. This is well done though. I love how the ridges of the paint compliment the movement of the water.

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