And here is my painting interpretation:
I love how the palette knife helped me to make the background imitate the grass texture, while keeping it somewhat blurry so that the focus is on the flowers.
Obviously I did not paint the flowers using the palette knife, because I wanted them to be more clear and show up more realistically. They still have a textured feel because of the textured background.
Another palette knife painting I finished this week was inspired by the colors gold and red. I think those two colors together are beautiful, so I was inspired to paint red tulips on a gold background to imitate dusk, fall, or a sunset (depending on how the viewer interprets it!). Here is the painting:
I think this is a technique I will teach to my art students this year because it makes them think about how colors are used together and the marks they are making on the painting. I think it will also help to loosen up my "perfectionist" art students =)
I'd love to hear some of what you guys have experienced with the palette knife!
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