Using Different Tools for Painting

I’ve been playing around with different tools for painting and enjoying how easy it is to blend and push paint with a silicone scraper. Catalyst makes some fun ones but it does take getting used to. The brush that has a rubber wedge where the bristles should be is another one that lets you make…

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August Days

August is winding down, coming to a close soon. Even though Fall is on the way there are still 100+ degree days here. Summer is leaving, but the heat is staying. It has been a pleasure staying indoors to paint with the air conditioning humming away on those very hot days. Paintings do dry a…

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The More you Paint, the More you Learn

The more you paint, the more you learn. Well, it’s true for me, anyway. I’ve not had much experience painting draped fabric and found it difficult to paint hints of the design. So I went with mottled color. Works for me in this painting, but something I certainly want to explore more. The fabric is…

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Oil Painting Portfolios Updated

July was a busy, productive month. New artworks are currently drying waiting in line for varnish. They dry quicker in the summer weather, which is good! Summer has been a good time to sort through props, pull a few out to use and donate a few that no longer have appeal. Favorite compositions for me…

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Palette Knife Painting

I really enjoy painting with a palette knife. I’ve had my favorite knife for years ~ you know the one ~ the one that feels good in your hand, the one that is razor sharp on the edges from years of use, the one whose shape just seems to fit the task. It has been…

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  • Linda MacGregor

    I love your palette knife work! I’ve only fiddled with them on occasion and honestly, I couldn’t get it to cooperate (read I don’t know what I’m doing). I’m glad the new one is working out so well for you!ReplyCancel

    • Thank you Linda ~ it does take some time to get used to the knives. They feel awkward at first. I practiced a lot on scrap canvas in the beginning.ReplyCancel