More attempts on using the palette knife. Actually the finishing touches with a palette knife but I began this painting with brushes.
I had been inspired by Brian Astle‘s paintings of daily studies – a singular object, the use of a palette knife to texture the background and the losing of the edge.
This dated item I kept around for over 30 years. In my 20’s I had worked as a graphic artist and had used this to removed rubber cement or wax from the typeset text to reposition it. Definitely before computers. Nowadays, hitting “delete” is all that’s needed.
Still marching on with the Thirty Paintings in 30 Days – Day Twenty-Five
I discovered I love to paint blueberries. They seem dull at first..hardly any colors or values. Just this big blue blob. But looking closely there’s so much more color. Variation of blues, a touch of red, bluish white for the highlights. The big red “thing” didn’t quite work for me. Anyone know what it is?
And again I used colored papers.
Painting 22 of 30/30 challenge.
Found this lime on the street.
My husband said that I have my own style. I knew I did but it did not hit me until he said it. Now no need to imitate.
Back to colored paper. Painting 20 of the 30/30 challenge.
A painting demo for a student. Zorn palette.
I encountered this new student by chance. Never met her or seen her before. We bumped into each other in front of the Paint Chip, an art store. She had just got two of her paintings framed. When she saw me she said, “Are you, Marlene Lee?” I racked my brain trying to figure out where have I seen her. She pulled out one of my business cards that a friend, another artist, had given her. She checked out my website and love my works. As it turns out, she is now taking lesson with me.
Painting 12 . . .
Playing around with colored papers and composition. With this painting I chose blue and green for the yellow pear. The purple grapes is the complementary color to yellow and green, and analogous color to the blue. The combination of colors seems subdued.
With this painting I wanted to experiment with color by using colored papers. It brought new ideas to how to handle background which I, otherwise, would just paint it white.