Sunday, March 10, 2013

Palette Knife Adventure

Clydesdale Foal
Oil Paint on Panel
6" x 6"

Today was a day of firsts.  This is my first completed oil painting... and my first completed palette knife painting.  I used no brushes when creating this.  This cute little Clydesdale foal was just begging to be painted.  It is painted on 6"x6" panel so it's pretty small.  Probably took me around 3 hours because I didn't really know how to control the knife or paint yet.  I enjoyed the process though and will hopefully continue to make small palette knife paintings like this one. 

I'm not used to paint not drying very quickly so I've never been very careful around my paintings.  Well unfortunately that resulted in me dropping my phone right in the middle of it.  So after all the cursing, crying, and cleaning a phone with mineral spirits, I had to repaint a good chunk of the face. 

I tried to get the colors as exact as possible, but this still looks darker on the left-hand side than it is in person.  I keep thinking that one day I'll be better at photographing my art, but it hasn't happened yet.