Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I just was asked the difference between a palette knife and a painting knife. The palette knife has a wider and longer blade, its used to clean off a palette and to mix paint. A painting knife can be lots of different shapes, its used to paint with. You can paint with a palette knife and clean with a painting knife though.
People ask me fairly often if I used my palette to paint with. No. That would be hard. I guess you could use it as sort of a shovel to paint a very large painting. I would never tell somebody they can't paint a certain way.
The painting is 4 x 6 inches, oil on masonite.
Monday, August 20, 2012
This painting sort of painted itself, I started out painting something else and then I saw the trees in the background coming out and I liked how they were looking. It was reminding me of the St. Lucie river, my dad and I used to go boating there a lot when I was growing up. We had a 14 foot long Lone Star aluminum boat that looked a lot like the boat in the painting.
We would set in at White City park and explore the river, looking for alligators and turtles. There were some sandy spots we could put in and then explore on foot, it was a lot of fun.
The painting is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.