Saturday, August 11, 2012
Box Of Chocolates-Water Lily
Oil on 5x7 canvas panel.
This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Ros was the hostess who supplied this great reference photo!
I was in the mood to use the painting knife for an impressionistic painting.
So, I painted my impression of the water lily. I was trying to manipulate thick paint until it resembled what I was after. Instead of being in control of the paint and making it take on a preconceived appearance, I watched the paint perform (or do its' own thing) under the guidance of the knife. It's like a box of chocolates...ya never know what you're gonna get. This is a FUN way to paint!!
Must confess, I'm still under the influence of Julie Ford Oliver and her great fracturing technique.
1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: