Saturday, November 12, 2016

Finishing Up an Oil Painting

I've been taking a class at the MAC on using the palette knife for an oil painting. We've had two classes so far, and five more to go. I have used the knife in the past, but felt I needed to put a bit more effort into it with different shaped knives. I've been in a bit of a creative slump this year, and now it's time to get out of that by taking a class! I feel I made some advancements in technique, especially today, on how I use the knife to pickup paint.

I do believe this is finished and I am pretty happy with it! I used a photo from my trip to Scotland.
View to the Meadow, 9x12", oil on gesso'd board

3 comments:

julie said...

Is this only with a knife Nancy? I really like it. I have no skill with a knife--I would like to learn. I like the way you handled it--no big blobs like I see in most knife paintings.

Nancy L. Vance said...

Thanks Julie, 95% knife. The first layer, I covered the board using a large brush to get the composition and darks/lights established, and that layer helped to give the next layers something to stick to.

cindy saelens said...

I like this because it has colors other than green. Looks like you are a knife painter.